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Kill! (1968)

Kiru (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 22 June 1968 (Japan)
Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up in a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal.

Director:

Kihachi Okamoto

Writers:

Kihachi Okamoto (screenplay), Akira Murao (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Genta
Etsushi Takahashi Etsushi Takahashi ... Hanji (Hanjiro Tabata)
Yuriko Hoshi Yuriko Hoshi ... Chino Kajii
Tadao Nakamaru Tadao Nakamaru ... Magobei Shôda
Akira Kubo Akira Kubo ... Monnosuke Takei
Shigeru Kôyama Shigeru Kôyama ... Tamiya Ayuzawa
Eijirô Tôno ... Hyogo Moriuchi
Shin Kishida Shin Kishida ... Jurota Arao
Atsuo Nakamura Atsuo Nakamura ... Tetsutaro
Nami Tamura Nami Tamura ...
Hideyo Amamoto ... Gendayu Shimada
Yoshio Tsuchiya Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Shinroku Matsuo
Isao Hashimoto Isao Hashimoto ... Kônosuke Fujii
Akira Hamada Akira Hamada ... Denzô Nishimura
Takeo Chii ... Yaheiji Yoshida
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Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up in a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal.

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 June 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill! See more »

Filming Locations:

Joshu, Gunma, Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Yoshio Tsuchiya's character is his own actual ancestor, Matsuo Tsuchiya. See more »

Quotes

Tamiya Ayuzawa: A vagrant couldn't do all this.
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References Seven Samurai (1954) See more »

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I saw it and didn't find it to be funny
30 June 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an excellent Japanese action picture just chock full for fighting, killing and samurai stuff. That's fine with me, as I like that sort of film a lot. However, I don't particularly remember the film being THAT funny and it is certainly not a comedy. I am writing this because based on some of the other reviews, I person might assume that to be the case. Action--YES. Comedy--NOPE.

However, I could see the parallel between this movie and the Zatoichi series. Our hero, Ichi, is always looking to help the little guy in trouble and he, too, did bad early in life and is always striving to undo this through good works (like the lead in KILL).


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