Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Film poster
Directed by Takashi Miike
Produced by Toshiaki Nakazawa
Jeremy Thomas
Written by Yasuhiko Takiguchi
Kikumi Yamagishi
Starring Ichikawa Ebizō XI
Kōji Yakusho
Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Cinematography Nobuyasu Kita
Edited by Kenji Yamashita
Distributed by Shochiku (Japan)
Release date
  • 19 May 2011 (2011-05-19) (Cannes)
  • 15 October 2011 (2011-10-15) (Japan)
Running time
126 minutes
Country Japan
United Kingdom
Language Japanese

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 2010's 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.[1] The Village Voice's Michael Atkinson praised it describing it as "a melodramatic deepening and a grisly doubling-down of Kobayashi's great original."[2] Composer and pop star Ryuichi Sakamoto wrote the original score.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  2. ^ 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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