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.
|Original Title||Twilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei|
|German Title||The Twilight Samurai|
|French Title||Le samouraï du crépuscule|
|Other Titles||The Twilight Samurai|
|Directed by||Yoji Yamada|
|Available Formats||35mm, DVD|
|Screenplay||Shuhei Fujisawa, Yoshitaka Asama|
|Film Editing||Iwao Ishii|
|Soundtrack||Yousui Inoue, Isao Tomita|
|Décors||Hiroshi Kuze (Choreographie)|
|Production||Hiroshi Fukazawa, Shigehiro Nakagawa, Ichirô Yamamoto|
12 Japanese Academy Awards 2003
Publikumspreis am Far East Film Festival, Udine 2004
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