The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers ... See full summary »
Tokyo, 1934. The boss of the clan that controls gambling agonizes and some of his followers propose to Nakai to take his place, but he refuses the offer and suggests they choose Matsuda, who is in prison.
When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.
Chronicles the trials and tribulations of Oribe, the successor to tea-master Rikyu, Usu, his gardener, and Princess Goh, who attempt to balance artistic expression and duty amid political intrigue in feudal Japan.
After a salary-man's fiancée attempts suicide, he remembers his gruesome family history, which sees his ancestors sacrificing themselves for the sake of their cruel lords, and realizes that he's about to repeat their mistakes.
The shogun and a powerful clan and a rich merchant and several ninjas try to find a secret village and stop others from doing the same.
I would not rate this movie as a masterpiece but it is a quite entertaining ninja movie. Many deceitful characters in the movie and a protagonist that is the ladies man. So there is also some romance and a fair share of people do not survive to the end of the movie.
Camera work and acting is good and fine but not anything you most likely will remember for years to come.
I would recommend it for people that do enjoy some sword fencing and enjoy Japanese movies. I think it was above average in entertainment value.
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