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TOGITATSU NO UTARE

原題
TOGITATSU NO UTARE: Noda Version
Original Title
TOGITATSU NO UTARE (The Revenge on Togitatsu)
Production Year
2008
Running Time
97min
Genre
Director
Cast
Nakamura Kanzaburo
Nakamura Fukusuke
Nakamura Senjaku
Bando Yajuro
Nakamura Shikan
Bando Mitsugoro

Synopsis
Tatsuji is a sword-sharpener from the commoner class who was recently accepted to samurai rank. His "successful" rise in the hierarchy was merely the result of his clever verbal tactics and materialistic values. He happens to become caught in a situation in which he is hunted by two brothers avenging their father's death. The avengers are as reluctant as Tatsuji, who is entirely exhausted by continually escaping from them. Isn't the revenge simply a murder? What is all this killing for? Visual quotations from global culture, such as baseball and West Side Story, sparklingly decorate the piece on the surface, yet dark questions still lie just underneath.