Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Hara-Kiri.jpg
Film poster
Directed byTakashi Miike
Produced byToshiaki Nakazawa
Jeremy Thomas
Written byYasuhiko Takiguchi
Kikumi Yamagishi
StarringIchikawa Ebizō XI
Eita
Kōji Yakusho
Music byRyuichi Sakamoto
CinematographyNobuyasu Kita
Edited byKenji Yamashita
Production
company
Distributed byShochiku (Japan)
Release date
  • 19 May 2011 (2011-05-19) (Cannes)
  • 15 October 2011 (2011-10-15) (Japan)
Running time
126 minutes
CountryJapan
United Kingdom
LanguageJapanese

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (一命, Ichimei) is a 2011 Japanese 3D drama film directed by Takashi Miike. It was produced by Jeremy Thomas and Toshiaki Nakazawa, who previously teamed with Miike on his 2010 film 13 Assassins. The film is a 3D remake of Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 film Harakiri.

It premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the first 3D film to do so.[2] The Village Voice's Michael Atkinson praised it describing it as "a melodramatic deepening and a grisly doubling-down of Kobayashi's great original."[3] Composer and pop star Ryuichi Sakamoto wrote the original score.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lee, Maggie (19 May 2011). "Hara-kiri: The Death of a Samurai: Cannes 2011 Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  3. ^ Michael Atkinson. "Takashi Miike's Epic Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai Might Be His Best Film Yet". Village Voice. Retrieved 20 February 2016.

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