Abacus and Sword
武士の家計簿 (bushi no kakeibo)
Sunday, April 8, 2012
2010, 129 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yoshimitsu Morita. With Masato sakai, Yukie Nakama, Keiko Matsuzaka, Masatoshi Nakamura.
Best Supporting Actress (Keiko Matsuzaka), Best Art Direction, 20th Japan Film Critic Award.
An accounting geek with zero sword fighting talent, Naoyuki is hardly your run-of-the-mill samurai. Nonetheless, he defends his lord and family faithfully, using an unlikely weapon— the abacus. With a nudge to Japan’s romantic view of the office worker as modern-day samurai, Abacus and Sword reimagines the classic samurai drama as it follows Naoyuki and his family through the final years of the ancient shogunal regime.
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