Sunday, October 28, 2007
A dark and brooding meditation; I loved it. A rich history of martial valor and symbolism is misappropriated and used cynically by the Iyi clan. A lone samurai appears and asks permission to commit harakiri in their courtyard. Little do the clan's masters know that his real mission is to expose their hypocrisy.
Beautifully shot in stark black and white, and acted impeccably. A great way to spend two hours on a fall afternoon.