Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the beautiful Tomoe, a childhood friend, comes back into he and his daughters' life, but as the Japanese feudal system unravels, Seibei is still bound by the code of honor of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedence. How can he find a way to do what is best for those he loves?

  1. Yôji Yamada

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Shûhei Fujisawa


  3. Yoshitaka Asama


Top Billed Cast

  1. Hiroyuki Sanada

    Hiroyuki Sanada

    Seibei Iguchi

  2. Rie Miyazawa

    Rie Miyazawa

    Tomoe Iinuma

  3. Nenji Kobayashi

    Nenji Kobayashi

    Choubei Kusaka

  4. Mitsuru Fukikoshi

    Mitsuru Fukikoshi

    Michinojo Iinuma

  5. Kanako Fukaura

    Kanako Fukaura

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The Twilight Samurai
The Twilight Samurai



Original Title たそがれ清兵衛

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 2, 2002


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $7,338,987.00



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