Bushi no ichibun

Bushi no ichibun

Love and honor

DVD - 2008 | Japanese
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Depicts the emotional intensity of an age when respect was more valuable than riches and love cut more truly than any sword. Shinnojo Mimura is a samurai, sharing a hand-to-mouth life with his beautiful wife, until he goes blind, and loses everything.
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by FUNimation, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781421003757
1421003759
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Love and honor

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voisjoe1 May 25, 2013

“Love and Honor describes the life of a samurai whose level is so low as to have the only function of testing food to make sure the clan leader does not receive poison. Life becomes very complicated when one day he eats food that has been improperly cooked thereby placing him into a coma blindness once he comes out of the coma. The remainder of the movie is a struggle for honor and love.The director, Yogi Yamada, insists that samurai were ordinary men with jobs and problems just like any other common man. They were not like superman, as depicted by Akira Kurosawa.

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