Samurai Sundown Film Festival: Harakiri
05/02/2013, 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members and students with valid i.d., free with VIP Film Pass. map
Following the collapse of his clan, an unemployed samurai (Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to be allowed to commit ritual suicide on the property. Iyi’s clansmen, believing the desperate ronin is merely angling for a new position, try to force his hand and get him to eviscerate himself—but they have underestimated his beliefs and his personal brand of honor. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize, Harakiri is a fierce evocation of individual agency in the face of a corrupt and hypocritical system. Co-presented by Memphis Martial Arts Center, which will present free martial arts demonstrations on the Brooks plaza from 6:15-6:45 pm, immediately preceding the film.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Japan | 1962 | 133 min
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