From visionary auteur Takashi Miike comes the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming. With stunning cinematography and gripping performances, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor, and individuality in the face of oppressive power.
- Director: Takashi Miike
- Country: Japan | UK
- Genre: Drama
- Year: 2012
- Run Time: 02:07:33
- imdb Score: 7.2/10 (943 votes)
- Language: Japanese
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Kôji Yakusho, Naoto Takenaka and Eita
Michael Atkinson - LA WEEKLY
"As a portrait of good people in desperate circumstances, it is remarkably sensitive and moving... a credible critique of violence rather than an exploitation of its horror."
A.O. Scott - NEW YORK TIMES
"Powerful... an indelible picture of a cold-hearted ruling class that has allowed self-interest and hypocrisy to override its own humanity."
Elizabeth Weitzman - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
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