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Scabbard Samurai (2010)

Saya-zamurai (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 11 June 2011 (Japan)
A captured masterless samurai has 30 days to make a grieving boy prince smile, or he must commit seppuku.

Director:

Hitoshi Matsumoto

Writers:

Mitsuyoshi Takasu (screenplay), Tomoji Hasegawa (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Jun Kunimura
Itsuji Itao
Masatô Ibu Masatô Ibu
Ryô
Tokio Emoto Tokio Emoto
Yasutomo Ihara Yasutomo Ihara
Rolly Rolly
Ippei Ohsako Ippei Ohsako
Takaaki Nomi Takaaki Nomi ... Kanjuro Nomi
Pistol Takehara Pistol Takehara ... Monk (as Kazuro Takehara)
Takumi Matsumoto Takumi Matsumoto
Satoru Jitsunashi Satoru Jitsunashi
Yoshinobu Shigemura Yoshinobu Shigemura
Akinori Andô Akinori Andô
Fukkin Zen-Nosuke Fukkin Zen-Nosuke
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A captured masterless samurai has 30 days to make a grieving boy prince smile, or he must commit seppuku.

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Comedy

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 June 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Scabbard Samurai See more »

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Samurai story with a twist
16 December 2011 | by claude6543See all my reviews

Sayazamurai (Scabbard Samurai) was a total, pleasant surprise. It takes a while to get into the story, but those minutes of wondering "where is this movie going" are well worth it. Matsumoto (one half of the popular Downtown duo) establishes himself as a sensitive, intelligent writer/director. Fine performances all around, endearing characters, good direction, excellent production values (the story is set in the Edo era). Somewhat zany -- what else would you expect from Matsumoto? This movie really is a wonderful gem, combining laughs and some sadness. Its message of courage and love is gently conveyed. Overall, a real find for Japanese movie amateurs, a nice departure from more conventional "jidaigeki" period pieces. I definitely recommend.


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