STAY UP TO DATE
Subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date with new release and upcoming movies.
Studio: Madman Entertainment
Running time: 129 minutes
Available Format: DVD
This is a highly acclaimed Japanese historical drama set in the late 1800s about a low-ranking samurai, Seibei. He’s been lovingly caring for his two daughters and mother since the death of his wife. While his co-workers go out drinking at the end of the day, he heads straight home to his family, which is why he’s called the ‘Twilight Samurai’. Seibei has a new chance at happiness when a childhood love, Tomoe, moves back to the area after leaving her brutish husband. To defend her honour, Seibei challenges Tomoe’s husband to a duel. Incredibly he wins, despite having only a sharpened stick for a weapon. Seibei is then given permission to marry Tomoe, whom he desperately loves. However, tragically, the Samurai code of honour and his shame about his poverty force him to refuse her.