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THE PASS: LAST DAYS OF THE SAMURAI

原題
峠 最後のサムライ
Original Title
Touge Saigo no Samurai 峠 最後のサムライ
Production Year
2020
Release Date
2022
Running Time
114min.
Genre
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Color
Color
Director
Cast
Koji YAKUSHO 役所広司 (The Last Samurai, The Eel)
Takako MATSU 松たか子 (MASQUERADE HOTEL, The Little House)
Tatsuya NAKADAI 仲代達矢 (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, The Human Condition)

A beautiful samurai film from Takashi KOIZUMI (Assistant to Akira Kurosawa, “After the Rain”) about a samurai who lead his country to fight against the new regime with honor and dignity. The film may provide some answers to the question, “What is a Samurai?”, “What can we learn from them” in the modern era today. In order to present the texture of a samurai period, the film was mostly shot in 35mm.

Introduction
The highly anticipated book-to-movie adaptation of TOUGE written by Ryotaro Shiba, is
here at last. The classic novel has sold over 3.81 million copies and continues to fascinate
readers to this day.
Written and directed by Takashi Koizumi, who has worked alongside Akira Kurosawa as
assistant director on numerous films, including Kagemusha.
Cast and staff members associated with Akira Kurosawa gathered to create this historical
spectacle with breathtaking images. The film is about Tsuginosuke Kawai, “the last
samurai” who lived during a turbulent time at the end of the samurai period,
Synopsis
“The last samurai” who lead an army of 690 against an enemy of 50 thousand...
In 1867, political power returned to the Emperor and 260 years of the Tokugawa Shogunate came to an end, resulting in the domains being divided either into the Eastern Army or the Western Army. In 1868, the battle of Toba-Fushimi started the Boshin War. Tsuginosuke Kawai, the chief retainer of a small domain in Echigo called Nagaoka, decided not to belong to either army and practice “armed neutrality.” Battle was the norm in the samurai era, but he strongly felt that war was not the answer and that it could not protect the citizens. Kawai tries to peacefully negotiate but it goes south, and being a hereditary feudal lord of the Tokugawa Shogunate, he eventually decides to stick to his duties and decides to exchange gunfire with the Western Army.
Kawai was a man who loved his wife deeply and wished for nothing but the best for his country. The last battle of a man who hoped for a world without war begins now.