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"The world has never understood why the Japanese prefer death to dishonor! Winner of Prix Special du Jury at Cannes 1963 provides the answer!!"

HaraKiri is a classic Japanese film of the Samurai genre directed by Masaki Kobayashi based upon the novel from Yasuhiko Takiguchi. The film has won multiple awards including the Special Jury Prize in Cannes for the Director as well as the Blue Ribbon award for the portrayal of Hanshiro Tsugumo by actor Tatsuya Nakadai. The story of the film evolves around the tragic results of peace for warriors. One Ronin (Masterless Samurai) seeks an honorable place to kill himself as he is no longer of use. He learns of an Lord's cruelty to another Ronin setting in motion more conflict.

G
| 1963 | 2 hr 15 min | 8.7/10 | 85/100
Cast
Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba
Studio
Criterion Collection
Director
Masaki Kobayashi
Language
English
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