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Release Date: January 22, 2013Running Time: 128 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $60,201.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign, Period, Remake

EbizĂ´ Ichikawa
Hikari Mitsushima
Naoto Takenaka

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In the 17th century, masterless and poverty-stricken samurai Hanshiro requests to commit hara-kiri (ritual suicide involving self-inflicted disembowelment) in the courtyard of feudal lord Kageyu's estate. Wanting to dismiss Hanshiro's wish, Kageyu recounts the tragic story of a young ronin named Motome who years earlier made a similar plea. However, Kageyu is unaware that a deep bond exists between Hanshiro and Motome.