Veteran director Nakajima Sadao examines the appeal, background, Japanese context and transition of chambara, or period sword fighting and samurai, films in Kyoto. Not only interviews with actors, choreographers and critiques are included, but the director orchestrates an original chambara scene for the documentary.
Chambara: The Art of Japanese Swordplay (2015)
Jidaigeki wa shinazu: Chanbara bigakukou
2015 84 min
Director: Sadao Nakajima