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A SAMURAI’S PROMISE (散り椿)

 

Saturday June 15 @ 7pm
Runtime: 112 min / 2018
Director: Daisaku Kimura
Starring:  Junichi Okada, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Haru Kuroki, Sousuke Ikematsu, Kumiko Aso, Naoto Ogata
Toronto Premiere

The year is 1730. Master swordsman Shimbei attempts to expose corruption in his fief and is banished by the authorities. Thereafter, he endlessly drifts from place to place with his wife Shino, who eventually passes away from illness. Her final request is for Shimbei to protect Uneme, a friend in her hometown. However dangerous, Shimbei decides he must fulfill that promise.

A powerful evocation of the noble code of the samurai directed by Daisaku Kimura, one of Japan’s and Akira Kurosawa’s leading cinematographers, and based on Naoki Prize-winning author Hamuro Rin’s novel featuring stunning visuals, a tense narrative and winning performances from an all-star cast.

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese):  chiritsubaki.jp
You may purchase ticket(s) at Ticketweb, or at JCCC Reception, 416-441-2345.

2019年度日本アカデミー賞7部門受賞作品。原作者は「蜩ノ記」で直木賞受賞の葉室麟。

享保15年、瓜生新兵衛(岡田准一)は藩の不正を告発したために、追放の憂き目に遭う。扇野藩を追われた後、最愛の妻・篠(麻生久美子)は病死直前に、故郷のライバルで、離郷に関しても因縁を持つ篠榊原采女(西島秀俊)を助けてほしいと言い残す。過去の真相を突き止めようと故郷に戻った新兵衛。そこで不正の真相と、妻の本当の想いを知ることになるのだった……。

監督:木村大作『劔岳 点の記』『春を背負って』
出演:岡田准一、西島秀俊、黒木華、池松壮亮、麻生久美子、緒方直人

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