Twilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei

by Yoji Yamada, Japan, 2003
Seibei Iguchi (Hiroyuki Sanada), a low-ranking samurai and family man, leads a life without glory as a bureaucrat in the mid-XIX century Japan. A widower, he has charge of two daughters (whom he adores) and a senile mother; he must therefore work in the fields and accept piecework to make both ends meet. New prospects seem to open up when Tomoe (Rie Miyazama), his long-time love, divorces a brutal husband. However, even as the Japanese feudal system is unraveling, Seibei remains bound by the code of honour of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedences. The consequences are cruel.

Festivals & awards

12 Japanese Academy Awards 2003
Oscar-Nomination 2004
Publikumspreis am Far East Film Festival, Udine 2004
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Credits

Original TitleTwilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei
TitleTwilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei
Directed byYoji Yamada
CountryJapan
Year2003
ScreenplayShuhei Fujisawa, Yoshitaka Asama
Film EditingIwao Ishii
SoundtrackYousui Inoue, Isao Tomita
CinematographyMutusuo Naganuma
SoundKazumi Kishida
Costumes
Production DesignHiroshi Kuze (Choreographie)
ProductionHiroshi Fukazawa, Shigehiro Nakagawa, IchirĂ´ Yamamoto
Formats35mm, DVD, DCP
Runtime129 min.
LanguageJapanisch/d/f
CastHiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenij Kobayashi, Min Tanaka, Ren Osugi, Mitsuro Fukikoshi

Credits

Original TitleTwilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei
TitleTwilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei
Directed byYoji Yamada
CountryJapan
Year2003
ScreenplayShuhei Fujisawa, Yoshitaka Asama
Film EditingIwao Ishii
SoundtrackYousui Inoue, Isao Tomita
CinematographyMutusuo Naganuma
SoundKazumi Kishida
Costumes
Production DesignHiroshi Kuze (Choreographie)
ProductionHiroshi Fukazawa, Shigehiro Nakagawa, IchirĂ´ Yamamoto
Formats35mm, DVD, DCP
Runtime129 min.
LanguageJapanisch/d/f
CastHiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenij Kobayashi, Min Tanaka, Ren Osugi, Mitsuro Fukikoshi

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