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Takashi Miike's Hara-Kiri

posted Jun 19, 2012, 4:18 PM by Vu Nguyen
I am a big Takashi Miike ever since I saw CITY OF LOST SOULS, followed by AUDITION... then ICHI THE KILLER.  All these movies are so different from each other! I've followed his work, and although I do enjoy his early gonzo career - he's really hit the big time with 13 ASSASSINS.

With that success, the movie studios is having him direct another period piece called HARA-KIRI. See the official international trailer. It's hard to tell what's going on, but it looks like it is a story about a father's revenge of his son.

Copyright © 2012 Tribeca Film
In theaters: July 20th, 2012

From visionary auteur Takashi Miike (13 ASSASSINS) comes the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming. With stunning cinematography and gripping performances, HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor, and individuality in the face of oppressive power. Less

Genre: Foreign, Drama
Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Ebizo Ichikawa, Eita, Hikari Mitsushima, Naoto Takenaka, Munetaka Aoki, Takashi Sasano, Baijaku Nakamura, Koji Yakusho
Run Time: 126 minutes