47 Ronin

Title: The 47 ronin (Genroku Chûshingura)
Country: Japan
Year: 1941
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Cast: Chojuro Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa
Duration: 241 min.
Language: Japanese
Plot: Lord Asano resists a bribery attempt by a member of the Shogun’s court. His honesty, however, is useless against the corruption of the administration, and he is forced to commit harakiri. His samurai are dispersed as masterless ronin. The leader of the samurai, Oichi, plots to seek revenge for their master’s dishonor, with a loyal band of ronin.

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