ayush19’s review published on Letterboxd:
Introduction to Kobayashi’s world & what a beginning. The camera made me witness the event just like a sword of a samurai. Elements of Patience & fury combined together. Had seen Tatsuka Nakadai perform in Kurosawa’s films but oh man, he is an absolute powerhouse in this.
Unparalleled performance. The story just hits you right in the heart as our old man narrates it through various times.
When it comes to performing harakiri, clans just like corps are not perfect, just ideal in nature and we witness the time period when society is somewhat dark and gloomy in edit period.
One of the great flicks I watched this Year.
Arigato Kobayashi ;-)