When The Last Sword Is Drawn

  |  Buy to Own: 25/04/2005
  |  137 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Japanese historical drama directed by Yojiro Takita. Two men, Saito (Koichi Sato) and Ono (Takehiro Murata), meet by chance in a doctor's surgery in 1899, and discover that they both have past connections with the same man, Kanichiro Yoshimutra (Kiichi Nakai), a skilled samurai who was forced to leave his wife and children behind during a famine in order to earn some money by joining the well-known samurai faction Shinsen-gumi. Misunderstood and assumed by many to be a greedy mercenary, Yoshimura's path through Japan's turbulent struggles to banish feudalism and his own conflicting motivations is both tortuous and complex. The film won several Japanese Academy Awards in 2003 including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Picture.

Contains strong violence
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