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LOVE AND HONOR
Shinujo is a self-respecting samurai who is dissatisfied with his position as the Shogun’s food taster and dreams of career teaching swordsmanship. One day, he tastes a poisoned sashimi intended for the head of the clan and nearly dies. When he wakes up he discovers he is blind. Shinujo considers suicide, but his loving wife Kayo hides his sword from him. As Shinujo becomes accustomed to his blindness, rumor reaches him about a relationship Kayo is having with the Shogun’s head economist. In “Love And Honor,” the third and finest chapter of his samurai trilogy which includes “The Twilight Samurai” and “The Hidden Blade, renowned director Yoji Yamada has made an emotional and intense story that culminates with a gripping sword duel. “Love And Honor” received 12 nominations for the 30th Japan Academy Awards. For more info, check out www.loveandhonorthemovie.com. Directed by Yoji Yamada. Screen play by .: Yoji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu , based on a story by Shuhei Fujisawa. Japan, 2006, 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles. Running time: 122 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:15. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:00) & 4:30.
4star out of 5. "...a simple, deeply involving, memorable film."
- Box Office
4star out of 4. "'Love & Honor' is full of remarkable scenes, characters, situations... the cast is extraordinary." - Entertainment Insiders
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