Director: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi
Japan | 2005 | 35mm | 131 Min. | OmeU | German Premiere
In 19th century rural Japan, young samurai Bunshiro Maki spends
his days fencing with his friends when suddenly tragedy strikes.
His father Sukezaemon is embroiled in a clan intrigue and ordered
to commit hara-kiri for treason.
A cruel fate awaits the child of a disgraced samurai. At just 16
years old, Bunshiro faces many hardships and insults. But Bunshiro
is not defeated. He takes all the knocks and blows, and grows into
a strong young man.
One person watches Bunshiro with affection: Fuku, his neighbor's
daughter from the same samurai class. The two teenagers hide their
affection for each other deep in their hearts. Then fate plays another