2006, 127 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Hirokazu Kore’eda. With Yoshio Harada, Katsuo Nakamura, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yui Natsukawa, Susumu Terajima.
Set in 1702, Hana is a samurai film in which there are no flashing swords or bodies leaping over walls. Hirokazu Kore’eda’s (Maborosi, After life) latest is a black comedy-drama that deconstructs the myth of the brave samurai warrior and the bushido code of seeking honor through revenge, and offers a different take on the historical tale of the 47 loyal retainers.
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Part of Sakura—Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.
- April 6, 2012
- 7:00 pm