Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
 
 

Harakiri ( Seppuku ) (1964) Movie Information

Your Rating:
   
Harakiri ( Seppuku ) (1964)
Buy Harakiri ( Seppuku ) (1964) DVD from AmazonBuy Harakiri ( Seppuku ) (1964) DVD from Amazon
  Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:

230

Avg. Rating:

3.37/4

# of Ratings:

26

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

Japanese

Theater Date:

08/04/1964

Director:

Masaki Kobayashi

Actors:

Tatsuya Nakadai
Akira Ishihama
Shima Iwashita
Tetsurô Tanba
Masao Mishima
Ichirô Nakatani

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

17th-century Japan has entered a peaceful period - but it has also put thousands of Samurai out of work and into poverty. An elderly Samurai, looking to die an honorable death, approaches the home of a feudal lord to commit the ritual suicide hara-kiri. But when he hears the tale of his son-in-law - forced to commit the act in a barbaric fashion using a dull bamboo blade - instead of death, he seeks revenge. -- Chris Kavan

Related Movie Lists

Best of 1964 by Protozoid Top Movie List by SteelCity99
Top Movie List by AD_Proof movies of 1964 by skater4159
100 All Time Favorite Movies by Matt Top rated films I have never seen by Mike
Criterion Extended by afoss Personal Collection (Master List) by Frankie Wolf
My Wish List by Lakis Top Movie List by Chris

Quick Movie Reviews

mitchellyoung 01/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This brooding Japanese film is at its best when it ponders questions of honor, duty, and mortality. The flashback sequences are occasionally uneven and weirdly paced, within the context of the present story, but there are some poignant and effective moments. The final action scene is jarring, but, I guess, fits with the story.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 

Full Movie Reviews

  cacb3995
cacb3995
Movie Star
 

09/14/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Deromanticizing Samurai Honour

Lots have been said, written, sung, played and put to film about the Samurai mythos. In all contemporary works regarding these mythical warriors there is a common word that keeps popping up: honour. Samurai are presented as honourable soldiers that hold this principle in the highest of esteems. Yet, much like every other act of representation of groups of people or phenomenae of centuries gone by, it comes with a good deal of a romantization. The 1962 film “Harakiri”, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, questions this ideal of the samurai’s code of honour, and the result is an unforgettable jidaigeki that very well deserves to be held among the greatest achievements in japanese film history.

Set in the Edo period, the film tells the story of ronin Tsugumo Hanshiro (Tatsuya Nakadai), a lordl...

Rating of
3.5/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Movies I Want To See by baba ghanoush
Top 2017 by frenchfreyteetor
Top Movie List by SIngli6
Top Horror Movies by Nolane
movies of 2018 by skater4159
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
My Wish List by kencyprus
Stanley Tucci Movies by Rod

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy