Synopsis: In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to write etc. When he finally finds the man he is looking for, he will have to decide whether he follows the way of the samurai or chooses peace and reconciliation.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Hirokazu Koreeda
  1 win & 2 nominations.
127 min

I bet...

You've never killed a soul

Just like you've never used

that sword against anyone

How the hell are you ever

going to avenge your father?

"How the hell..."

I'll strike him with all my might

and if that's not sufficient,

I'll take my life gracefully

just like the cherry blossoms

That's the warrior's way of death

This, my father taught me

One rainy night last spring,

the man who lived here, was

ruined and decided to end it all

He got as far as slashing

his wife's throat,

but then his only kid

turned on him and stabbed him

Hearing the noise I rushed over,

this place was a sea of blood

Right about where you're sitting now...

The old man was bleeding to death,

guts spurting

I wouldn't call that graceful...

I'd call it a massacre

That's what a man's death means

Don't talk about living and dying,

without being ready for the worst

Good morning, Soza san

Good morning

Are you going out?

Just to the toilet

You, Osae san?

We're going to pray at the shrine

You should come, Soza san

No, Shinnosuke

He's a busy man


Good day

Good day

What did you pray for?

That I may find my enemy soon


That you may stay a sweet-natured boy

And you?

That Father will return safely

How can one god answer

so many prayers?

Come here, come here and buy

Take a look at these toys,

very popular!

I've got every kind

We go this-a-way,

we go that-a-way

My husband died of

a lung disease

when our boy was only two

Today is his monthly anniversary

I see...

Time keeps passing by and

I haven't yet told him the truth

What does that say?

No tabs

What's a tab?

A tab? A tab means...

You want to eat now but pay later

Sada san's always asking for that

Actually, he never,

ever pays his tabs, so we call

someone like him "a deadbeat"

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