Sword of Desperation
|Sword of Desperation|
|Directed by||Hideyuki Hirayama|
|Produced by||Hidehiro Ito|
|Written by||Shûhei Fujisawa|
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.
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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.
- Etsushi Toyokawa as Sanzaemon Kanemi
- Chizuru Ikewaki as Rio
- Koji Kikkawa as Hayatonosho Obiya
- Naho Toda as Mutsue
- Jun Murakami as Ukyo-dayu
- Megumi Seki as Renko
- Fumiyo Kohinata as Junai Hoshina
- Ittoku Kishibe as Minbu Tsuda
- "必死剣 鳥刺し(2010)". allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
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