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Saibei è un povero samurai costretto a vivere con il misero stipendio di 50 pacchi di riso all'anno. Ormai i samurai hanno perso il loro potere, i duelli sono proibiti e la loro spada non è più segno di rispetto come una volta, così la sua occupazione consiste nel lavorare come impiegato all'ufficio del clan. Dopo il lavoro non può andare con i suoi colleghi a bere sake ma deve correre a casa per accudire le sue due figlie e la madre inferma poiché è rimasto vedovo. Un giorno l'amico Rin-no-Jo gli confida che sua sorella Tomoe ha deciso di lasciare il marito e tornare a casa. Rientrata al villaggio, Tomoe inizia a frequentare la casa di Saibei e a prendersi cura delle figlie del samurai che a poco a poco si innamora di lei. Ucciso il marito della donna in duello, Saibei potrebbe sposarla ma viste le sue ristrettezze economiche non ne ha il coraggio. Tempo dopo, mentre sta per affrontare un altro samurai, viene a sapere che Tomoe si è fidanzata...
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The main character is a samurai clerk who has moved away from war, and has found delight in spending a lot of time with his daughters. However, when his clan sides with the traditional ruling Shogunate against the Imperial forces, he has to make some very crucial decisions about his life, and his family.
Beautifully filmed with a refreshingly slow pace, this is a suberbly made film in every way. The film also shows the nature of Japanese life, culture and heirarchy in a period of massive change.
This is one to own.
The two fight scenes are excellent and it's nice to see more genuine sword play than the normal flashing steel stuff that is usual.
I've watched it 5 times and still not tired of it.
Do not overlook this film because it is foreign. It is a superb film and now one of my all time greats.
It is one of the best foreign films you will ever see in your lifetime and the hero of the story epitomises what real heroism is all about. You will find it hard not to be moved by this film. Oh if only all films had such an impact.
A must see film for any cinema connoisseur!!! 10/10
Hiroyuki Sanada (Ujio in the last samurai) is a great actor and in this movie we can see and feel how he captures all the emotions and pain of seibie. the superb acting is accomplished with magnificent directing of Yoji Yamada who is a very well known japanese director and friend of late Akira Korosawa.
if you decided to see one foreign movie, without any doubt you should pick twilight samurai.
I think a lot of stuff has been written by people about the beauty of Japanese poverty and about Japanese simplicity / nobility / restraint etc..I think that this commentary is a a little overdone.
These things are not presented in the film in an abstract way; the simplicity and poverty is due to the unlucky life that Seibei (the main protagonist) has had with his sick wife etc.. and following on from this his low rank in the clan (which is why he is poorly paid). He's a single father really struggling to make ends meet doing the job of both parents and this holds back his career and keeps him in poverty. He's in the situation despite being a very handy swordsman; an illustration that the time of the Katana is over.
In the midst of all this the film shows you the change that are occurring; there's a funny scene where soldiers are trying to get to grips with gunpowder; there's a poignant moment where Seibei's daughter is studying the Classics (Confucius) which at that time only boys were supposed to do. Seibei tells his daughter to read on because it will help her learn how to think; if she learns to do that she will always be ok whatever happens. There's the moment at the end when the erstwhile loyal captain of the guard Zenemon Yogo refuses to commit ritual suicide when he was ordered to by his clan, so goes rogue. Change, change, change.Read more ›
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Almost certainly, this is the best introduction you will get to Japanese period drama. The title refers to a brow-beaten clerk who quietly endures daily humiliation from... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Bought it for a present so not watched the film myself but service goodPublished 3 months ago by Arlene
Beautiful and sad story, has subtitles but easy to read, highly recommended. 5 StarsPublished 4 months ago by soso