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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the invention of film, Toho studios produced this remake of [[Feature~V87260~Chushingura~chushingura]], a paean of feudal devotion and one of the most retold tales in all of Japanese cinema. Legendary filmmaker [[Performer~P95358~Kon Ichikawa~konichikawa]] reworks this old chestnut by trying find a psychological truth in the characters and the historical truth of the time period. Set in the spring of 1704, Kuranosuke Oishi ([[Performer~P69627~Ken Takakura~kentakakura]]) is the retainer of lord Naganori Asano. While in far-off Edo (pre-modern Tokyo), Asano drew his sword against Lord Kira. Contrary to usual practice, Asano was beheaded for his indiscretion while Kira -- who is well connected with the powerful Uesugi clan and the Shogun himself -- is spared. Sensing that justice has not been served, Oishi starts to organize the other retainers and plot revenge -- even though such an act means certain death for all involved. The chief retainer for Uesugi named Matashiro Irobe ([[Performer~P125108~Kiichi Nakai~kiichinakai]]) tries to buy off as many of Asano's former samurais as possible. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast

Ken Takakura
as Kuranosuke Oishi
Ruriko Asaoka
as Riku
Koji Ishizaka
as Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa
Hisaya Morishige
as Hyobu Chisaka

Crew

Kon Ichikawa
Director
Jitsuzo Horiuchi
Producer
Kiyoshi Nagai
Producer
Toshiaki Hashimoto
Producer
Seiji Urushido
Producer
Hiroshi Takahashi
Producer
Yo Takeyama
Screenwriter
Kon Ichikawa
Screenwriter
Shoichiro Ikemiya
Play Author
Kaneo Ikegami
Screenwriter
Yukio Isohata
Cinematographer
Teiichi Saito
Musical Direction/Supervision
Kensaku Tanigawa
Composer (Music Score)
Tetsuya Ohashi
Musical Direction/Supervision
Chizuko Osada
Editor
Hisao Nabeshima
Production Designer
Makiko Goto
Production Designer
Toshiro Muraki
Art Director
Yoshio Ninomiya
Art Director
Hidehiko Takei
Associate Producer
Yasunao Inui
Costume Designer
Ikuko Saito
Costume Designer
Masaaki Tezuka
First Assistant Director
Shinpachi Miyama
Choreography
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