Chûshingura 1/47 (2001)

TV Movie   |    |  Drama, History

Chûshingura 1/47 (2001) Poster

During Japan's feudal period, a noble lord was treacherously killed by a rival. His 47 samurai retainers took their revenge on their master's killer after scattering into society for ... See full summary »


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Shunsaku Kawake


Yumiko Inoue

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

5 December 2005 | Rika_66
| Intelligent and intensive historical drama
I really like this film! This is a TV film, so it is made in typically TV dramas style - few action and many talks. But anyway, it is very interesting, captivating and well made - smart and intense psychological drama about real events of late 17th - early 18th century in Japan. Sad, wise and intelligent film that speaks about very complicated and serious matters - value of life and death, honor and self respect, price of urging perfection and ideals... that sometimes to go on living is more difficult than to die.

It is well directed, with picturesque national and historic flavor, good rhythm, excellent dialogs. Special edition that I've bought, has English subtitles, so there were no problems with understanding.

There is a very good acting in this film, too. Sato Koichi as Ohishi was simply excellent! So delicate, so intelligent acting! But especially I was impressed by actor in leading role - Kimura Takuya as Yasubei. I saw this actor before only once, in Kar-Wai Wong's "2046" (he played there a small supporting role, but it stuck in my mind). In "Chushingura 1/47" I watched him in a big role for the first time. And I have to admit that he is a really good actor: vigorous, charismatic performance in dramatic scenes and very subtle, moving in lyrical ones; in the 3d part of the film he even made my cry twice!

Also I can recommend Chushingura 1/47 to all who is interesting in Japanese history. I've read about this historic incident before, but the film helped me to understand better Japanese customs of that time, reasons and mentality of the people involved in the events.

Did You Know?


Plot Summary


Drama | History


Release Date:

28 December 2001



Country of Origin


Contribute to this page

2020 TV Guide: The Best Shows Coming This Year

Look ahead at which TV shows are still set to premiere in the rest of 2020, including Prime Video series "Utopia" and Season 2 of "The Mandalorian."

Browse our picks

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on