Love and honor

Love and honor

DVD - 2008 | Japanese
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Depicts the emotional intensity of an age when respect was more valuable than riches and love cut more truly than any sword. Shinnojo Mimura is a samurai, sharing a hand-to-mouth life with his beautiful wife, until he goes blind, and loses everything.

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akirakato
Feb 03, 2020

Directed by Yoji Yamada in 2006 based on the novel "Mōmoku ken kodamagaeshi or Blind swordsmanship" by Fujisawa Shūhei, this Japanese samurai drama delves into the mind and struggle of a blinded samurai.
The final film in Yoji Yamada's acclaimed Samurai Trilogy, following Twilight Samurai (2002) and The Hidden Blade (2004), depicts the samurai chivalry and love during the 17th-century Edo period.
Although the slow pacing really makes this movie dry and sort of dull at times, the film keeps me attached to this story while making me want to know what happens next.
With touching twits and turns, it really grips my attention and then moves my heart at the end.

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tj_is_cool
Aug 08, 2017

Very well made Japanese samurai movie with a good ending.

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jimg2000
Jul 01, 2017

An outstanding love story set in the Samurai era. Amazing final scenes and a most satisfying ending.

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marx_bro
Mar 27, 2015

This movie is a heart breaker. Our hero, a young samauri, who suddendley becomes blinded goes looney toons upon news of his wife's infidelity. Wherein his love's actions are in good faith, the Samauri demands satisfaction and restoration of his Family's name. Dose the young, blind warrior prevail or is all lost?

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jimg2000
Jul 01, 2017

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The poison taster Food prepared for a feudal lord... would first be tasted for poison. This poison tasting... was one of a samurai's castle duties.
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We'll need a new bird-cage.
-Aye.
And a pair of birds.
-Aye.
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I cannot in honor let you live.
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***No matter how endearing, calling his wife "Stupid" is suicidal today***
You knew it was me?
-Stupid! I wouldn't forget your cooking.
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There is one way you can win. That is if you are resolved to die, and the other man wants badly to live.
'Be resolved you will both die.'
'Life lies in resolve for death.'

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