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[[Performer~P117520~Yoji Yamada~yojiyamada]]'s torchy Japanese drama Love and Honor (aka Bushi no Ichibun) follows the heartbreaking plight of Shinnojo ([[Performer~P117520~Yoji Yamada~yojiyamada]]), a young man employed as a "food taster" for the imperial family. Shinnojo's position comes to a sudden and tragic end when he consumes poisoned fish intended for the clan leader and is forever robbed of his sight. Forced to give up his job, Shinnojo thus heads home and sinks into a deep and seemingly inescapable depression. Contemplating suicide, Shinnojo is only stopped by the love of his wife, Kayo, who insists that she will also commit seppuku if he proceeds. Begrudgingly, he agrees to relinquish his self-destructive thoughts, but financial problems from his unemployment linger on. With no other recourse, Shinnojo must send Kayo off to the clan bursar to appeal for monetary assistance. Nothing, however, can prepare him for the bursar's demand for his wife's body in exchange for monetary help -- or for his wife's sudden complicity in this arrangement. [[Performer~P542397~Rei Dan~reidan]], [[Performer~P380644~Mitsugoro Bando~mitsugorobando]], and [[Performer~P49966~Kaori Momoi~kaorimomoi]] co-star. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:November 2, 2007

Cast

Takuya Kimura
as Shinnojo Mimura
Rei Dan
as Kayo
Takashi Sasano
as Tokuhei
Ken Ogata
as Samurai Teacher
Kaori Momoi
as Aunt Ine
Mitsugoro Bando
as Toya Shimada
Nenji Kobayashi
as Sakunosuke Higuchi
Makoto Akatsuka
Toshiki Ayata
Koen Kondo
Nobuto Okamoto
Tokie Hidari
Yasuo Daichi

Crew

Yoji Yamada
Director
Hiroshi Fukusawa
Producer
Ichiro Yamamoto
Producer
Takeo Hisamatsu
Producer
Ichiro Yamamoto
Screenwriter
Yoji Yamada
Screenwriter
Emiko Hiramatsu
Screenwriter
Mutsuo Naganuma
Cinematographer
Isao Tomita
Composer (Music Score)
Iwao Ishii
Editor
Mitsuo Degawa
Production Designer
Naomi Koike
Art Director
Junichi Sakomoto
Executive Producer
Kazuko Kurosawa
Costume Designer
Kazumi Kishida
Sound/Sound Designer
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