Hana: The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai

April 6, 2012
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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.

Part of Sakura — Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.

$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors & students

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This program is co-presented with The Japan Foundation.


Part of Sakura—Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.

  • Friday, April 6, 2012
  • 7:00 pm