Overview

At Sakurada Gate in 1860, the shogun’s chief minister and his retinue of bodyguards are ambushed and annihilated. Bearing the responsibility and shame for this failure is Shimura Kingo, master swordsman and chief of the guard. Forbidden to take his own life in atonement, he is instead tasked with hunting down the remaining assassins; however, fate intervenes and now only one is left. Devoted to his late lord and his duty, he relentlessly pursues the sole remaining assassin for the next thirteen years. But times are changing in Japan and the way of the sword has become outlawed. What does this mean for Kingo?

  1. Hironobu Takamatsu

    Screenplay

  2. Yasuo Hasegawa

    Screenplay

  3. Setsurô Wakamatsu

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kiichi Nakai

    Kiichi Nakai

    Kingo Shimura

  2. Hiroshi Abe

    Hiroshi Abe

    Jyubei Sahashi

  3. Kichiemon Nakamura

    Naosuke Ii

  4. Ryoko Hirosue

    Ryoko Hirosue

    Setsu Shimura

  5. Masahiro Takashima

    Masahiro Takashima

    Shinnosuke Naito

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Original Title 柘榴坂の仇討

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 20, 2014
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage http://www.zakurozaka.com

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