Harakiri

Harakiri (1962)

The world has never understood why the Japanese prefer death to dishonor! Winner of Prix Special du Jury at Cannes 1963 provides the answer!

  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1962-09-15
  • User Rating: 8.3/10 from 916 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 15min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Shochiku
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Masaki Kobayashi
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Summary

Down-on-his-luck veteran Tsugumo Hanshirō enters the courtyard of the prosperous House of Iyi. Unemployed, and with no family, he hopes to find a place to commit seppuku—and a worthy second to deliver the coup de grâce in his suicide ritual. The senior counselor for the Iyi clan questions the ronin’s resolve and integrity, suspecting Hanshirō of seeking charity rather than an honorable end. What follows is a pair of interlocking stories which lay bare the difference between honor and respect, and promises to examine the legendary foundations of the Samurai code.

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  • Tatsuya Nakadai

    as Hanshiro Tsugumo
  • Akira Ishihama

    as Motome Chijiiwa
  • Shima Iwashita

    as Miho Tsugumo
  • Tetsurō Tamba

    as Hikokuro Omodaka
  • Masao Mishima

    as Tango Inaba
  • Ichirō Nakatani

    as Hayato Yazaki
  • Kei Satō

    as Masakazu
  • Yoshio Inaba

    as Jinai Chijiiwa
  • Hisashi Igawa

    as Retainer
  • Tōru Takeuchi

    as Retainer
  • Yoshirō Aoki

    as
  • Tatsuo Matsumura

    as
  • Akiji Kobayashi

    as
  • Kōichi Hayashi

    as
  • Ryūtarō Gomi

    as
  • Jo Azumi

    as
  • Nakajirō Tomita

    as
  • Shichisaburo Amatsu

    as
  • Kenzō Tanaka

    as
  • Shin Nakahara

    as
  • Tsuneo Ikeda

    as
  • Minoru Miyagi

    as
  • Takaaki Kadota

    as
  • Ichiro Yamamoto

    as
  • Gen Takasugi

    as
  • Satoshi Nishida

    as
  • Tetsuro Komiyama

    as
  • Shûichirô Narita

    as
  • Noboru Kasuga

    as
  • Shinpachi Kura

    as
  • Kenji Hayashi

    as
  • Shōtarō Hayashi

    as
  • Shimezo Kataoka

    as
  • Bunya Ozawa

    as
  • Konosuke Takemoto

    as
  • Rentaro Mikuni

    as Kageyu Saito
Writing Shinobu Hashimoto Screenplay
Writing Yasuhiko Takiguchi Novel
Directing Masaki Kobayashi Director
Art Shigemasa Toda Art Direction
Sound Toru Takemitsu Original Music Composer
Sound Hideo Nishizaki Sound
Production Gin'ichi Kishimoto Associate Producer
Editing Hisashi Sagara Editor
Costume & Make-Up Yoshiko Kimura Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Mitsuzô Ueda Costume Design
Art Zenichi Tajiri Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Gyôuemon Kimura Hairstylist
Directing Kôji Niwa Assistant Director
Art Junpei Oosumi Art Direction
Camera Yoshio Miyajima Director of Photography
Production Tatsuo Hosoya Producer

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