Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Dec 2008
We are very happy to be releasing this beautifully sustained and stylish final film in Japanese film-maker Yoji Yamada's samurai trilogy (following the Oscar-nominated The Twilight Samurai and The Hidden Blade). Court food taster Shinnojo (Japanese superstar Takuya Kimura) goes blind and his wife tries to provide for them, but is seduced by a feudal boss. Shinnonjo feels his honour has been sullied and he wants revenge, so he is forced into a deadly blind-man's duel. Cue elegant and refined swordplay in impressively traditional style.
Dir Yoji Yamada, Japan, 2007, 121 mins, subtitles