Samurai Sundown Film Festival: Sword of Doom

05/09/2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$8 / $6 Brooks members and students with valid i.d., free with VIP Film Pass. map


Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman—plying his trade during the turbulent final days of Shogunate rule—Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse, without mercy. It is a way of life that ultimately leads to madness. 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: Kihachi Okamoto
Japan | 1966 | 119 min


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