Zatoichi

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

Zatoichi (2003)

AdventureDramaAction

Zatoichi 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, Zatoichi 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, Zatoichi 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 Zatoichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Writer: Takeshi Kitano

Release Date: 2003-09-06
Status: Released
Run time: 111 min / 1:51
Production Companies : Office Kitano, Saito Entertainment, Tokyo FM Broadcasting Company, Bandai Visual
Production Country: Japan

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Casts

Takeshi Kitano
Zatoichi
Tadanobu Asano
Hattori, le garde du corps
Michiyo Ookusu
Tante O-Ume
Gadarukanaru Taka
Shinkichi
Daigorō Tachibana
Geisha O-Sei
Yûko Daike
Geisha O-Kinu
Yui Natsukawa
Hattoris Frau
Ittoku Kishibe
Ginzo
Saburo Ishikura
Ogi
Akira Emoto
Kneipenbesitzer

Crew

Directing Takeshi Kitano Director
Writing Takeshi Kitano Screenplay
Production Tsunehisa Saitô Producer
Sound Keiichi Suzuki Original Music Composer
Camera Katsumi Yanagijima Director of Photography
Editing Takeshi Kitano Editor
Editing Yoshinori Ota Editor
Production Takefumi Yoshikawa Casting
Art Norihiro Isoda Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Yohji Yamamoto Costume Design
Production Masayuki Mori Producer
Writing Kan Shimosawa Novel
Production Takio Yoshida Producer

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