Harakiri (1962)

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Directed By Masaki Kobayashi Starring Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Rentaro Mikuni  •  Shima Iwashita  •  Akira Ishihama  •  Tetsurô Tanba Genres Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Drama  •  Foreign Language Film  •  Mystery  •  Period Film  •  Revenge Film  •  Samurai Film  •  Social Problem Film Studios &
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The Criterion Collection  •  Masters of Cinema  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Shôchiku  •  Cannes Jury Prize  •  The Cinemaholic's 100 Best Japanese Movies of All Time
Other Titles Seppuku [Japan] Release Info September 16, 1962
B&W  •  133 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (4)

 
Nononsense

Nononsense on 4/17/2015 Reply  · 

Just finished watching for the first time, and I absolutely loved it! The cinematography was impeccable. And It was also beautifully photographed as well. This is my first Japanese film, and I'm now a fan. Can't wait to see more from Kobayashi. Also ready to get into some of Kurosawa's films as well. I'm really looking forward to this.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 4/30/2015 Reply  · 

Couldn't get this film out of my head and had to watch it again. I am convinced: This is a masterpiece! Welcome to my top 10!

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scylan

scylan on 12/29/2015 Reply  · 

Quintessential samurai film. Anyone interested in Japanese film-making owes to self a watch.

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Ufhamlet

Ufhamlet on 2/5/2018 Reply  · 

I'm glad I watched it, but it's so ploddingly slow. Maybe I'll watch it again when I'm not sick and cranky, but this is a long slog where the "action" sequences don't really provide much of a payoff. I'll agree with the acting and cinematography acclaims all day, but I had a really hard time with the pacing.

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