THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI

"Family Transcends Culture"Content: -2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.

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What You Need To Know:THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI is a beautifully realized picture from Japan. It was up for Best Foreign Language Oscar this year, but lost out to THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS. The movie tells the story of Iguchi, a humble, low-ranking samurai in a northern province, just before Japan’s civil war in 1868. His wife dead, Iguchi struggles hard to take care of his two daughters and their home. The divorced sister of a childhood friend brings a little joy to the family’s life, but this joy is endangered by the woman’s drunken ex-husband, Iguchi’s poverty, and political strife that leads to violence. THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI is clearly...

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Aug 11th 2012
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