Harakiri ★★★★★

"When my master's house fell we immediately left the domain and moved to Edo. The streets of Edo were crowded with ronin - flotsam from the Battle of Sekigahara. In former times, other clans would have gladly taken in any ronin who'd earned a name for himself. But in an era no longer in need of warriors or horses, so peaceful that no wind even rustled the leaves on the trees, it was a constant struggle simply to find a meal. Indeed, it shames me to recall our miserable lives of these last eight or nine years."

After my wife's interest in the samurai portions of Westworld in season two, I decided that I'd show her some samurai films. What better film to start with than the superb Harakiri?

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