Ends Thursday, September 20th
The bold new film from director Takashi Miike! See it in glorious 2-D!
"It's superb filmmaking, uncluttered and utterly assured." - Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe
"May well be Miike's best film, a patient, ominous piece of epic storytelling that conscientiously rips the scabs off the honorable samurai mythology." - Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice
"With this sober, mournful, gorgeously mounted and marvelously acted drama, Miike connects himself to the greatest traditions of Japanese film." - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
From controversial, visionary auteur Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer) comes the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming. With stunning cinematography and gripping performances, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (a remake of the 1962 classic Hari-Kiri, directed by Masaki Kobayashi) is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor, and individuality in the face of oppressive power.
(Takashi Miike, 2012, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, 128 min., Not Rated, Tribeca Film) HD Digital Presentation