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Chronicle of the Town Magistrate
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Chronicle of the Town Magistrate (1987)

Machibugyo Nikki

94 min

Country: Japan

Director: Eiichi Kudô

Actors: Ken WatanabeKimiko Ikegami

Genres: Drama

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In a maelstrom of evil, can a new magistrate, samurai Mochizuki Koheita, with a reputation like an alley cat, bring order to the town of Horisoto, or is he, too a corrupt villain looking to gain wealth from the oppressed people? From the pen of famed samurai author Yamamoto Shugoro, this exciting tale turns the tables on the standard samurai story with a unique lead character previously portrayed in Ichikawa Kon’s “Dora Heita.”

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