Zankuro Matsudaira (Ken Watanabe) is a low-grade vassal of the Tokugawa Shogun, forced to moonlight as a bodyguard and executioner to make ends meet. He also has a drinking problem, an overeating mother, and a propensity to protect the oppressed, all of which eat into his finances. His confident mother Masajo (Kyoko Kishida) is the descendant of a famous family of shogunate retainers and a mistress of the pen and sword, who regards her son as a failure.
1995 60 mins
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Director: Eiichi KudôHaruhiko MimuraKosei Saito
Actors: Jun KarasawaKen WatanabeKyôko KishidaMayumi WakamuraSansei ShiomiTetsurō TambaTôru MasuokaYôko Moriguchi