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Ako Roshi (Movie)

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Ako Roshi - Movie Poster

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Movie Information

Japanese Title: Ako Roushi

  • Japan, 1959
  • Language: Japanese
  • Color

Plot

Toei's 10th anniversary film. While the story of the Ako clan's vendetta (Chushingura) has been told countless times, never before has there been a telling with a huge all-star cast of this caliber that brings new life to this timeless tale. When Lord Asano is unjustly executed, his loyal retainers strike back for revenge. The tale of 47 Ronin, a true event that has inspired countless film adaptations, captures the real courage and loyalty of the way of the samurai. At a time in Japaneses history when those qualities were more myth than reality, these brave men avenged their Lord showing tremendous patience and cunning to achieve the ultimate justice.Though they would later be executed for this plan and it's end results all of japan would remember these men as heroes.

Cast

  • Kataoka Chiezo
  • Nakamura Kinnosuke
  • Satomi Kotaro
  • Okawa Hashizo
  • Ichikawa Utaemon
  • Konoe Jushiro
  • Azuma Chiyonosuke
  • Otomo Ryutaro

Crew

  • Director: Matsuda Sadatsugu

Purchase Links

  • Kurotokagi.com (Plot, photo, and actors/director information used with Permission from Kurotokagi.com)
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