A young man kills his bride on the day of his marriage and goes insane. He wakes up in an asylum with no memory, left in the hands of two mysterious doctors who relate his condition with his biological identity.
Two interwoven stories. The first is a biography of anarchist Sakae Osugi which follows his relationship with three women in the 1920s. The second centers around two 1960s' students researching Osugi's theories.
Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs.
A surreal, isolated village sees its inhabitants gradually leave behind their mutual traditions and superstitions as they leave for the city. Among them are two cousins who love each other and who get into a quarrel with other villagers.
I see the rest of the reviewers and people love this movie. I do see some of the good points in the movie.
For me problem is maybe the start. The start points more or less to the way the movie ends. I am not a fan of knowing the ending. It made the movie feel half an hour too long for me. It is a very long movie, But I have enjoyed other very long movies of these kinds before.
The movie is definitely also bloody in those parts where the swords are drawn. Maybe more bloody and brutal than it really needed to be in some cases.
The acting and directing I found neither really good or bad. Just kind of average.
Would I recommend this movie? For most people no. For people that like black and white samurai revenge movies there is a good chance they will like parts or al of it. The story is fine enough and connected to the 47 samurai in an interesting way.
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