Ichi

Synopsis: Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Fumihiko Sori
Production: FUNimation Entertainment
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Rotten Tomatoes:
78%
R
Year:
2008
120 min
Website
6 Views


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In ancient times,

troupes of itinerant blind 'goze'

singers roamed northern Japan.

I'd thought you'd be here.

Here's food.

Eat.

The missus's kindness.

Aren't you the pretty one?

Leave me alone.

You're a blind goze singer

out on her own.

You've known a man.

That's why your troupe kicked you out.

Beware.

I never know what I'll cut down.

I cannot see.

Haruka Ayase

Shidou Nakamura

Yosuke Kubozuka

Takao Osawa

Based on the story by

Kan Shimozawa "Zatoichi Monogatari"

Screenplay by

Taeko Asano

Music by

Lisa Gerrard

Directed by

Sori

It's not that I want a man

just for sex.

You just want someone

to warm you up on cold nights.

A woman who can see

might worry about his looks...

but they don't matter to us.

But if you're one of the goze...

they drive you away

for having known a man.

That rule...

doesn't make sense.

Without warmth...

you'll freeze to death.

Hey!

Are you listening?

You've slept with a man.

Didn't you?

Hey!

He's here!

I may be blind, but I'm not stupid!

Leave me the money you promised!

Shut up!

Pay me!

Hey...

Here's another one.

Hey, boss, this one's gorgeous!

Let's see.

You're a goze, too?

He's asking you a question!

Leave me alone.

Huh?

Leave me alone.

Let's have a look at you.

Hold it!

Wait!

She's not enjoying this.

Who are you?

One passing by.

I beg your indulgence.

Wait!

Just wait. Wait!

There's no need for blood.

Wait.

Perhaps this...

might help?

It's worth 10 gold ryo.

It's real!

You think you can buy us off?

We can kill him, take the money

and have the girl!

You are not being fair!

What's wrong?

Draw!

Curse you, woman!

Why, you...

What is your name?

I should state mine first.

I am Toma Fujihira, samurai of Odaka.

For certain reasons,

I am on a pilgrimage.

But with my 10-ryo note

ruined by saving you...

I must seek employment

and earn some money.

I have enough skill with a sword

to serve as a bodyguard.

'Saved' me?

I would have cut down those men

if you had not.

You laughed! Did you not?

A derisive snort!

Through your nose!

You do not scorn a samurai!

What's wrong with her?

Town of Bito

Miss! I'll show you a fine inn!

Where do men gamble?

The gambling den's a little ways away.

I'll take you.

Can you gamble?

All right? The dice go down.

Place your bets!

Even!

Odd!

They've never heard of him.

Odd? Do I hear 'odd'?

Even!

Place your bets!

Odd.

The moment of truth!

Even!

The Banki-to Gang...

Soon I'll be flat broke!

Acting like they own the place!

Don't stand there watching!

You put me off!

Come try your luck!

Now...

we continue.

The dice go down.

Bets!

Even!

Odd!

Place your bets!

Odd!

Even? Do I hear 'even'?

Even!

Odd!

Any more?

Bets!

Even.

Even.

Place your bets!

Even? Do I hear 'even'?

Place your bets!

Even...

The bets are down.

Even!

Odd.

Odd.

Even!

Bets are down.

The moment of truth!

Odd!

Even.

Even!

Even!

Keep going!

Let's do it again!

I don't need a light.

Oh, that's right...

But don't worry while you're here.

I'll take care of you.

My thanks.

I won exactly 10 ryo.

Now my debt is paid.

I've got money now, boy.

Take me to a fine inn.

It's 'Kotaro', not 'boy'!

Hold it!

Wait!

Yes?

You bastard!

You played us for suckers!

I did no such thing.

You were cheating.

I would never play tricks!

Give us our money,

and we'll let you live.

I refuse.

What?!

If you want the money,

then come and take it.

This time, keep out of it.

He's shaking!

The poor guy!

Draw!

Die!

You have saved me again.

Wow!

There!

They're down!

Amazing!

Five men with one sword!

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