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The Twilight Samurai

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The Twilight Samurai

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
129 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/23/04
performer:
Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Osugi
director:
Yoji Yamada
distributor:
Empire Pictures
author:
Yoji Yamada
genre:
ActionAdventure, Drama

We gave it an A-

It’s wonderful to see a Japanese movie in which a 19th-century samurai is also a touching and complicated ordinary man. When Seibei (Hiroyuki Sanada) unsheathes his sword, the film draws deep excitement out of his desire to live more than fight.