Cannes 2011: Teaser for Takashi Miike’s ‘Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai’

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A short 33 second teaser clip was released for Takashi Miike’s 3D remake of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.  Ebizo Ichikawa steps in as the star of the film, taking over for actor Tatsuya Nakadai who starred in the original. The film follows, “a poverty-stricken samurai named Hanshiro Tsugumo who arrives at the manor of a feudal lord under the pretense of wanting to find a suitable place to commit seppuku. The lord sees this as a bluff, as many hard up samurai had made the same request in hopes of getting a hand-out. However, Tsugumo’s true motive is to complete the last part of his vengeance”.  The film will be competing for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in a few weeks. Check out the official website for Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai for more info.

via Nippon Cinema

  1. Ricky says

    Yes I know who the actor is. It was a mistake cause you know I am not perfect :p

    I’d love to do more Japanese Cinema on the podcast and should soon.

  2. Sasa says

    Actually Nakadai was the star of the original. Reading the above text I had the feeling that you don’t even know who Nakadai is. He starred in some of the finest Japanese movies ever made. I would really appreciate if you would dedicate an episode or two of radio to classic Japanese cinema and by classic I don’t mean only Kurosawa.

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