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Film

Zatoichi

Country

Japan

Director

Takeshi Kitano

Year

2003

Cast

Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano

Details

Colour 119 minutes

Plot: the blind masseur Ichi gets involved with a pair of geishas seeking revenge for the murder of their parents, and also two gangs fighting for control Yojimbo-style in a feudal Japanese town.

A masterful work by auteur Kitano. Notice particularly the use of sound in this film which is appropriate given the blindness of the lead character. A good bit of tap dance at the end too, besides all the sword-play.