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Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so ... See full summary »
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When Komaki (Toshirô Mifune) is telling Lady Ochii of the recent events at the end of the film, he mentions that on April 13th Miyamoto Musashi defeated Kojiro Sasaki in a duel. Mifune actually played Musashi in 4 different films: Kanketsu Sasaki Kojiro - Ganryu-to Ketto, Miyamoto Musashi, Zoku Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô and Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: kettô Ganryûjima (the last 3 movies comprising the Samurai trilogy, also directed by Inagaki).
Lady Ochii aka Princess Chiyo:
We both have our old wounds. I have mine here. An old wound, but forever new. A paper stained with blood and tears.
Heihachiro Komaki: Ahh... his letter? You promised me that you might let me read it.
Lady Ochii aka Princess Chiyo: You really wish to?
Heihachiro Komaki: Yes, I really do, today.
Lady Ochii aka Princess Chiyo: Here, then... read it.
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