Harakiri (1962)

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Directed By Masaki Kobayashi Masaki Kobayashi Starring Tatsuya Nakadai Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Rentaro Mikuni Rentaro Mikuni  •  Shima Iwashita Shima Iwashita  •  Akira Ishihama Akira Ishihama  •  Tetsurô Tanba 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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Other Titles Seppuku [Japan] Release Info 1962-09-16T00:00:00Z September 16, 1962
B&W  •  133 minutes NR Rated NR
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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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hambone88

hambone88 on 3/18/2020 Reply  · 

It got better as it went along. The third act really cemented this as a great film.

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