Twilight Samurai, The ( Tasogare Seibei ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3251

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 21

Theatrical Release Date: 04/23/2004

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Yôji Yamada

Actors: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Osugi, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Hiroshi Kanbe

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"The Twilight Samurai" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 04/02/2012

This Oscar nominated historical drama stars Hiroyuki Sanada as a junior samurai with far less interest in battle than caring for his young daughters and senile mother causing him to be a source of amusement to his colleagues and embarrassment to his extended family. This is a very thoughtful period piece set during times of change towards the end of the feudal period of Japan's history. Hiroyuki Sanada puts in a very sensitive performance as the unwilling swordsman who is humble and selfless in his ambitions; this in fact is the crux of the story, rather than glory and action. There is in fact very little action to speak of, although the final duel is brilliantly done. It is more an elegant period drama cum love story about a man's struggle for dignity in adverse conditions and the …

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