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FULL SYNOPSIS

Beat Takeshi Kitano directs and plays the title role in this tribute to the wildly popular "blind swordsman" of Japanese cinema who was the hero of more than 20 movies and a television series from the early '60s to the late '80s. In Kitano's version, Zatôichi wanders into a town harassed by criminal gangs, and helps two geishas take revenge on the men who murdered their parents. His mission leads him to a final, bloody confrontation with the gang's mastermind and his hired assassin (Tadanobu Asano), a swordsman with a reputation as lethal as Zatôichi. ~ Tom Vick, Rovi

  • Release date:July 23, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Takeshi Kitano Grand Jury Prize - Silver Lion 2003 Winner

Cast

Takeshi Kitano
as Zatôichi/Ichi
Tadanobu Asano
as Gennosuke Hattori
Yui Natsukawa
as Oshino
Guadalcanal Taka
as Shinkichi
Daigoro Tachibana
as Osei, the Geisha
Yûko Daike
as Okinu
Ittoku Kishibe
as Ginzo
Saburo Ishikura
as Ôgiya
Akira Emoto
as Shinkichi
Michiyo Ookusu
as O-Ume

Crew

Takeshi Kitano
Director
Tsunehisa Saito
Producer
Masayuki Mori
Producer
Takeshi Kitano
Screenwriter
Kan Shimozawa
Screen Story
Katsumi Yanagishima
Cinematographer
Keiichi Suzuki
Composer (Music Score)
Takeshi Kitano
Editor
Yoshinori Ota
Editor
Norihiro Isoda
Production Designer
Takio Yoshida
Co-producer
Masanori Sanada
Co-producer
Chieko Saito
Executive Producer
Kazuko Kurosawa
Costume Designer
Senji Horiuchi
Sound/Sound Designer
Takashi Matsukawa
First Assistant Director
Kensei Mori
Production Manager
Takefumi Yoshikawa
Casting
Yohji Yamamoto
Costumes Supervisor
Hitoshi Takaya
Lighting
Haru Shohara
Script Supervisor
Kan Shimozawa
Short Story Author
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