Samurai Fiction (1998)

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A noble young samurai searches for a thief who has stolen a precious treasure and killed one of his clansmen and meets an older samurai who tries to deter him from the violence of revenge.




  • Samurai Fiction (1998)
  • Samurai Fiction (1998)
  • Samurai Fiction (1998)
  • Samurai Fiction (1998)
  • Samurai Fiction (1998)
  • Samurai Fiction (1998)

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Hiroyuki Nakano


Hiroyuki Nakano, Hiroshi Saitô

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17 March 2005 | niceguy68
| Japanese humor and derision
This is a well presented movie with very interesting camera work and music.

In late 17th century, a samurai is wrongly accused to be stealing the clan's treasured sword, and has no choice but to kill the accuser on the spot and flee with the sword.

The son of a clan's high official pursues him with 3 friends, to the dismay of his father who sends ninjas to protect them, knowing their swordsmanship is far from being good.

This story uses the traditional Japanese principles of irremediable fate, where the characters are drawn towards actions because of the pressure of duty, sense of righteousness and pride. This contrasts with the American good-vs-bad approach to storytelling.

A lot of subtle Japanese humor with situational comedy, silliness and awkward personalities that you'll appreciate more if you learn Japanese stereotypical behaviors or understand some of their social culture.

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