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The Hunted Samurai


Samurai stories occupy a place in Japanese filmmaking similar to that occupied by westerns in American films. Stories of loyalty and decency in the face of injustice and oppression are given a historical framework. In The Hunted Samurai, Roppelta is a samurai who has been removed from regular garrison duty to hunt down a deserter. This is enough to have made him an outcast himself, and he goes into the countryside keeping a keen eye out for pursuers. He comes to the aid of a family in a small village...more