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The Shogun’s Samurai

The Shogun’s Samurai (1978)

Yagyû ichizoku no inbô

130 min

Country: Japan

Director: Kinji Fukasaku

Actors: Hiroki MatsukataHiroyuki SanadaIsao Natsuyagi…Kinnosuke NakamuraMikio NaritaReiko ÔharaSonny ChibaTeruhiko SaigôToshirô MifuneYoshio Harada

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

Subtitle: English

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Movie plot

Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his brother Tadanaga become bitter rivals for the shogunate, and the land is split into factions, eventually erupting into warfare. Iemitsu’s mentor, his fencing instructor Yagyu, is fixated upon securing Iemitsu the shogunate and ends up betraying everyone, even his own family, in pursuit of the goal.

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