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When the Last Sword is Drawn ( Mibu gishi den ) (2003) Movie Information

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Yojiro Takita


Kiichi Nakai
Koichi Sato
Yui Natsukawa
Takehiro Murata
Miki Nakatani
Yuji Miyake





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"When The Last Sword Is Drawn" by Yojimbo

A chance encounter between an old man and a young doctor leads to them sharing reminiscences of a samurai they had both encountered earlier in life. Very much like its contemporary The Twilight Samurai, rather than concentrating on the usual samurai movie cliches of duty and honour, When The Last Sword Is Drawn paints a much broader picture of the life of the samurai in the last days of their era. The story centres around the relationship between misunderstood rural fencing instructor Yoshimura and an arrogant glory hound Saito and how the latter slowly comes to understand and respect his comrade, a man he initially hated for his humble, parochial ways and apparently mercenary motives. As the story of Yoshimura progresses through a series of flashbacks, we learn the reasons for his allege...

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