Film Review: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

A remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 film, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is engrossing throughout. The 2011 film is a slow-burner with depth. The early seventeenth-century Japan is a time of peace, leaving many samurai warriors without work. A warrior arrives at prestigious samurai house, wishing to commit ritual suicide as he cannot take the shame of being poverty-stricken. He […]

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