INN OF EVIL (Inochi Bonifuro)
1971 - b&w - REMASTERED ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: NAKADAI Tatsuya
NAKATANI Ichiro, YAMAMOTO Kei
SATO Kei, NAKAMURA Kan'emon
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Original Story by: YAMAMOTO Shugoro
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Directed by: KOBAYASHI Masaki
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This is another masterpiece from filmmaker Kobayashi Masaki, noted director of HARA KIRI, KWAIDAN, and SAMURAI REBELLION. The Japanese title is actually translated as “We give our lives for nothing,” and is the true heart and soul of this story. Based on a novel by Yamamoto Shugoro, who also wrote the books upon which SANJURO, KILL, and AFTER THE RAIN, were based, it tells the tale of a group of thieves and murderers who find it within themselves to sacrifice their lives with no hope of personal gain. Nakadai Tatsuya stars as Sada the Indifferent, an expert with knives, whose mysterious past comes to light as he leads a group of fugitives in their last-ditch battle to save their home, the dilapidated ”Anraku-tei” (Peace & Quiet Tavern), which does not welcome strangers in its doors. Katsu Shintaro plays against type in a pivotal role as one of the only outsiders ever allowed to drink at the inn. Tension and suspense lead up to a conclusion like no other. A magnificent motion picture, and a true work of art!