Director Hideyuki Hirayama
Genre Action, History
|Release date July 10, 2010 (2010-07-10)|
Writer Shuhei Fujisawa (based on the novel by), Hidehiro Ito, Itaru Era
Genres Action Film, Japanese Movies, Historical fiction
Nominations Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Cast Etsushi Toyokawa (Kanemi Sanzaemon), Chizuru Ikewaki (Rio), Kôji Kikkawa (Obiya), Tsumami Edamame (Fukui), Tenkyû Fukuda, Mitsutoshi Gotô (Mitsuoka)
Similar movies Etsushi Toyokawa movies, Samurai movies
Sword of Desperation (必死剣鳥刺し, Hisshiken Torisashi) is a 2010 Japanese jidaigeki drama film directed by Hideyuki Hirayama. It was released in Japan on July 10, 2010. It was written by Shûhei Fujisawa, based on a novel by Hidehiro Ito and Itaru Era. It was produced by Hidehiro Ito.
Samurai Kanemi Sanzaemon murders Lady Renko, one of his Lord's concubines. He is put into solitary confinement for twelve months. Through flashbacks his noble intentions are revealed. Two years after release he is made the lords chief attendant. His humility after release has brought him back into favour.
The term Sword of Desperation is from an alternative name of the 'Bird catcher' sword technique that Sanzaemon developed.
ReferencesSword of Desperation Wikipedia
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