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Sword of Desperation

Sword of Desperation

In order to save his fief, expert swordman KANEMI Sanzaemon publicly assassinates his lord's favorite concubine. Instead of being beheaded, he is sentenced to solitary confinement for one year, then ordered to serve as the lord's bodyguard. This tale of honor, intrigue and deception inevitably ends in bloodshed and betrayal. Based on the novel by Shohei FUJISAWA, author of the Oscar-nominated 'The Twilight Samurai'.

Nominated for the Golden Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival. "If you're a bushido junkie, there's probably no better film for you than Sword of Desperation." - Washington City Paper

DIRECTED BY HIDEYUKI HIRAYAMA
JAPAN | 2010 | JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Sword of Desperation
  • Sword of Desperation

    In order to save his fief, expert swordman KANEMI Sanzaemon publicly assassinates his lord's favorite concubine. Instead of being beheaded, he is sentenced to solitary confinement for one year, then ordered to serve as the lord's bodyguard. This tale of honor, intrigue and deception inevitably en...