Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery
When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord's palace is told of the brutal suicide of another ronin who previously visited, he reveals how their pasts are intertwined - and in doing so challenges the clan's integrity.
The ronin in the film say they had been in the service of Masanori Fukushima until he was exiled and all his samurai became masterless. The exile happened because Masanori had made repairs to Hiroshima Castle without permission which was prohibited by law. Masanori and his son were removed from their domain and given land worth much less in Shinano Province (Nagano Prefecture).
What befalls others today, may be your own fate tomorrow.
After Motome's seppuku, when Omodaka steps forward and chops Motome's head off (supposedly), he visibly stops his swing before striking Motome's neck (naturally, since real swords were used).