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Original Title

Zatôichi

Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 111

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Language: ja

Webpage: -

Release Info


  •  -

  • 2003-09-02
     R

  • 2003-11-05
     U

  • 2004-04-01
     U

  • 2004-06-24
     16

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Alternative Titles

  • The Blind Swordman: Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi: The blind swordsman
  • Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman (2003)
  • Zatôichi
  • Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi - Der blinde Samurai
Content Score: 100

7.4/10 (34 votes)

Overview

Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatôichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin, Hattori, as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of gambling in town, Zatôichi encounters a pair of geishas--as dangerous as they are beautiful--who've come to avenge their parents' murder. As the paths of these and other colorful characters intertwine, Ginzo's henchmen are soon after Zatôichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.

Tagline

His sword made him a hero... his courage made him a legend.

Crew

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Writer:

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Cast

Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano
as Zatôichi

Tadanobu Asano

Tadanobu Asano
as Hattori, der Leibwäch…

Michiyo Ookusu

Michiyo Ookusu
as Tante O-Ume

Gadarukanaru Taka

Gadarukanaru Taka
as Shinkichi

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