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Harakiri

Harakiri

The world has never understood why the Japanese prefer death to dishonor! Winner of Prix Special du Jury at Cannes 1963 provides the answer!! Sep. 15, 1962 Japan 135 Min.
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Tatsuya Nakadai isHanshiro Tsugumo
Hanshiro Tsugumo
Rentarô Mikuni isKageyu Saito
Kageyu Saito
Shima Iwashita isMiho Tsugumo
Miho Tsugumo
Akira Ishihama isMotome Chijiiwa
Motome Chijiiwa
Yoshio Inaba isJinai Chijiiwa
Jinai Chijiiwa
Masao Mishima isTango Inaba
Tango Inaba
Kei Satō isMasakazu
Masakazu
Ichirô Nakatani isHayato Yazaki
Hayato Yazaki

Synopsis

Aging samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo arrives at the home of Kageyu Saito and asks to commit a ritual suicide on the property, which Saito thinks is a ploy to gain pity and a job. Saito tells Tsugumo of another samurai, Motome Chijiiwa, who threatened suicide as a stratagem, only to be forced to follow through on the task. When Tsugumo reveals that Chijiiwa was his son-in-law, the disclosure sets off a fierce conflict.

Harakiri
Harakiri
Original title 切腹
IMDb Rating 8.6 32,792 votes
TMDb Rating 8.4 332 votes

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