The Hidden Blade
Filmfest 2005

The story of the samurai Munezo Katagiri, and his continuing struggles with the changing face of Japan during the 19th century. Western weapons and training, corruption of the ascendant class of society, his love of a simple girl and the order to kill his samurai brother might remind one of THE LAST SAMURAI. However, this is a look at this tumultuous age from the Japanese point of view.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka


Director: Yoji Yamada