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Director: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi
Scriptwriter: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi
Cinematography: Shinji Kugimiya
Distribution: Dentsu Tec Inc.
Cast: Somegoro Ichikawa, Yoshino Kimura, Ken Ogata, Mieko Harada

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Mitsuo Kurotsuchi

selected filmography:

Traffic Jam (1991)

Orugoru (1989)

The Samurai I Loved *

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 cruel trick...

(official synopsis)

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