Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2012)


This is a new film by Takashi Miike, starring Ebizo Ichikawa, Eita, Koji Yakusho, Hikari Matsushima.

A samurai had decided to commit suicide through a ritual known like hara-kiri. He arrives at a clan’s residence and begs the opportunity to die with honour. The leader of the clan tries to dissuade him and told the story of Motome, a young samurai that came to the same place a few days ago with the same aim. From this conversation, the director builds his story in three dimensions, by means of flashbacks, while he makes us enter into a love and revenge land.

In my personal point of view, I always have felt drawn to samurai´s way of life. So, this movie is very attractive for me and I hope to watch very soon.

Besides the story, the problems that the characters have to face, the eternal fighting between ancient traditions and…

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