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Bored Hatamoto – A Sword Against Intrigue

Bored Hatamoto – A Sword Against Intrigue (1959)

Hatamoto taikutsu otoko: nazo no nanban-taiko

88 min

Country: Japan

Director: Yasushi Sasaki

Actors: Hiroko SakuramachiUtaemon Ichikawa

Genres: Action, Drama

Subtitle: English

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Movie plot

During the reign of 5th Shogun Tokugawa Tsuneyoshi a troupe of Chinese acrobats travel to Japan to help celebrate the building of the Yushima Shrine. At the same time a series of mysterious assassinations take place with a strange and unknown weapon. Master swordsman Saotome Mondonosuke, a ‘Hatamoto’ (direct retainer of the Shogun) and a man who loves action takes it upon himself to get to the bottom of the mystery and and solve the puzzling crimes.

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