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Status: Released

Runtime: 111

Budget: -

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Language: ja

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  •  R

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Alternative Titles

  • Дзатоіті
  • Затоичи
  • The Blind Swordman: Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi
  • The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
  • Zatôichi
  • Zatoichi
  • Zatoichi - Der blinde Samurai
Content Score: 100


7.2/10 (99 votes)


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.


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


Director: Takeshi Kitano
Writers: ,

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Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano
as Zatôichi

Tadanobu Asano

Tadanobu Asano
as Hattori, der Leibwäch…

Michiyo Ohkusu

Michiyo Ohkusu
as Tante O-Ume

Gadarukanaru Taka

Gadarukanaru Taka
as Shinkichi

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