LADY SHOGUN & HER MEN (Ooku Danju Gyakuten)
2010 – Color – 110 min. - Digital Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9)
Courtesy of Ichiban
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Cast: NINOMIYA Kazunari, SHIBASAKI Kou, HORIKITA Maki,
OKURA Tadayoshi, NAKAMURA Aoi, TAKEWAI Muga
Directed by KANEKO Fuminori
In the year 1716 a mysterious epidemic has stricken men in the country of Japan, dropping the population of men to 1/4th of its prior state. With the drastic reduction of men, the gender roles have become reversed in the nation. Women become the dominant members of society and males are sought out for the ability to produce children. A young man named Mizuno Yunoshin hopes to marry childhood sweetheart Onobu, but due to class differences realizes this isalmost impossible. To raise his social status and also save his poor family, Yunoshin enters the Ooku (inner chambers of the shogun's castle) and attempts to vie among 3,000 other men for the affection of the female shogun. What he quickly learns about the Ooku is that the men there are all beautiful, but highly ambitious and conniving. In this environment, Ietsugu the 7th Tokugawa shogun passes away and the new shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune takes the throne and enters the Ooku...