Japanese Film Night

Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM.

“Samurai Rebellion” (「上意討ち 拝領妻始末」) is a 1967 Japanese film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. The film is based on Hairyozuma Shimatsu by Yasuhiko Takiguchi.

In the Edo period of Japan, in the year 1725, Isaburo Sasahara is a vassal of the daimyo of the Aizu clan, Masakata Matsudaira. Isaburo is the most skilled swordsman in the land, whose only rival in ability is his good friend Tatewaki Asano. Isaburo is in a loveless marriage with a shrew woman. One day one of the daimyo’s advisors orders Isaburo’s elder son Yogoro marry the daimyo’s ex-concubine, Ichi, even though she is the mother to one of the daimyo’s sons. With much trepidation, the family agrees. In time, Ichi and Yogoro find love and happiness in the marriage and a daughter Tomi is born.

The film is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

View the trailer here:

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