R | | Action, Drama, War
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
Unlike most other characters in the film, the character of the fool, Kyoami (Pîtâ), has no basis in historic Japan. The most similar position in relation to a historic Japanese warlord would be a page, but would be quite different in responsibilities. Rather Kyoami is based on the fool or jester of European medieval times and, of course, William Shakespeare's character of the Fool from "King Lear".
Are you a son?
Taro Takatora Ichimonji: What do you mean?
Hidetora: Is this a son's attitude? The hen pecks the cock and makes him a crow.
During the siege on the third castle, the corpse of one of Hidetora's guards suddenly shuts his eyes just before a volley of arrows flies past him.
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