The Twilight Samurai

2003, Movie, NR, 129 mins

What did samurai do when they weren't crossing swords in the name of honor? Set at the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), veteran director Yoji Yamada's adaptation of three short novels by Shuhei Fujisawa, a respected author of samurai fiction, casts the legendary warriors as 19th-century salarymen indentured to their aristocratic bosses. Low-ranking samurai Seibei Iguchi (Hiroyuki Sanada) works for the Unasaka clan, maintaining and cataloguing the family's extensive cache of emergency provisions. While his co-workers visit geisha bars after work, Iguchi earns the mocking nickname "Mr. Twilight" by hurrying home at dusk to attend to his family. Mired in debt after hi...
Released: 2003 Rated: NR Length: 129 mins

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