2018 – Color - 80 min. – DIGITAL ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: IKEMATSU Sosuke
AOI Yu, KATO Koji
NAKAMURA Tatsuya, MAEDA Ryusei
and TSUKAMOTO Shinya as SAWAMURA
Written, Produced, & Directed by: TSUKAMOTO Shinya
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Award winning filmmaker Tsukamoto Shinya’s stunning tale of blood, guts, and honor during the latter part of the Tokugawa shogunate is a literal tour de force. Tsukamoto, best known for his masterpiece “Tetsuo” is the writer, director, cinematographer, and co-star of this exploration of the relationship of a samurai to his sword. Exquisitely violent with a gripping story of the friendship between a young masterless samurai, and his sparring partner, a farm boy with dreams of becoming a samurai warrior. Premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, it rocked the crowds with spectacular swordfighting scenes, the like of which haven’t been seen since the 1970’s! A swordsman who has never fought a duel to the death contemplates the act of killing in the name of freedom!
See the official trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ISetFZ3-fI