Harakiri

Rating:8.4
Released:1962
Genres:Action, Drama, History
Crew:Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Screenplay: Shinobu Hashimoto | Novel: Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Associate Producer: Gin'ichi Kishimoto | Development Manager: Makoto Naito | Original Music Composer: Toru Takemitsu | Editor: Hisashi Sagara | Art Direction: Shigemasa Toda | Sound: Hideo Nishizaki | Art Direction: Junpei Oosumi

Synopsis

Aging samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo arrives at the home of Kageyu Saito and asks to commit a ritual suicide on the property, which Saito thinks is a ploy to gain pity and a job. Saito tells Tsugumo of another samurai, Motome Chijiiwa, who threatened suicide as a stratagem, only to be forced to follow through on the task. When Tsugumo reveals that Chijiiwa was his son-in-law, the disclosure sets off a fierce conflict.




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Director: <strong>Masaki Kobayashi</strong> | Screenplay: <strong>Shinobu Hashimoto</strong> | Novel: <strong>Yasuhiko Takiguchi</strong> | Associate Producer: <strong>Gin'ichi Kishimoto</strong> | Development Manager: <strong>Makoto Naito</strong> | Original Music Composer: <strong>Toru Takemitsu</strong> | Editor: <strong>Hisashi Sagara</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Shigemasa Toda</strong> | Sound: <strong>Hideo Nishizaki</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Junpei Oosumi</strong> imageDirector: <strong>Masaki Kobayashi</strong> | Screenplay: <strong>Shinobu Hashimoto</strong> | Novel: <strong>Yasuhiko Takiguchi</strong> | Associate Producer: <strong>Gin'ichi Kishimoto</strong> | Development Manager: <strong>Makoto Naito</strong> | Original Music Composer: <strong>Toru Takemitsu</strong> | Editor: <strong>Hisashi Sagara</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Shigemasa Toda</strong> | Sound: <strong>Hideo Nishizaki</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Junpei Oosumi</strong> imageDirector: <strong>Masaki Kobayashi</strong> | Screenplay: <strong>Shinobu Hashimoto</strong> | Novel: <strong>Yasuhiko Takiguchi</strong> | Associate Producer: <strong>Gin'ichi Kishimoto</strong> | Development Manager: <strong>Makoto Naito</strong> | Original Music Composer: <strong>Toru Takemitsu</strong> | Editor: <strong>Hisashi Sagara</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Shigemasa Toda</strong> | Sound: <strong>Hideo Nishizaki</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Junpei Oosumi</strong> imageDirector: <strong>Masaki Kobayashi</strong> | Screenplay: <strong>Shinobu Hashimoto</strong> | Novel: <strong>Yasuhiko Takiguchi</strong> | Associate Producer: <strong>Gin'ichi Kishimoto</strong> | Development Manager: <strong>Makoto Naito</strong> | Original Music Composer: <strong>Toru Takemitsu</strong> | Editor: <strong>Hisashi Sagara</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Shigemasa Toda</strong> | Sound: <strong>Hideo Nishizaki</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Junpei Oosumi</strong> imageDirector: <strong>Masaki Kobayashi</strong> | Screenplay: <strong>Shinobu Hashimoto</strong> | Novel: <strong>Yasuhiko Takiguchi</strong> | Associate Producer: <strong>Gin'ichi Kishimoto</strong> | Development Manager: <strong>Makoto Naito</strong> | Original Music Composer: <strong>Toru Takemitsu</strong> | Editor: <strong>Hisashi Sagara</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Shigemasa Toda</strong> | Sound: <strong>Hideo Nishizaki</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Junpei Oosumi</strong> imageDirector: <strong>Masaki Kobayashi</strong> | Screenplay: <strong>Shinobu Hashimoto</strong> | Novel: <strong>Yasuhiko Takiguchi</strong> | Associate Producer: <strong>Gin'ichi Kishimoto</strong> | Development Manager: <strong>Makoto Naito</strong> | Original Music Composer: <strong>Toru Takemitsu</strong> | Editor: <strong>Hisashi Sagara</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Shigemasa Toda</strong> | Sound: <strong>Hideo Nishizaki</strong> | Art Direction: <strong>Junpei Oosumi</strong> image


Reviews

badelf

This is an amazing Japanese classic written and filmed without flaw. The action unfolds in story-telling within story-telling. This is a film about truth. Whose truth? That is the unfoldment. In a perverted way, this amazing piece of work has become predictive of Western corporate banking. Perhaps you'll see what I mean at the end of the film.


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