Harakiri

Harakiri ★★★★★

An absolutely incredible film wrought with drama and tension, in which Tatsuya Nakadai plays a samurai who wishes to commit ritual suicide in the courtyard of a palace. For the majority of the film he is sat in the courtyard, telling his story. It's amazing, and directed masterfully by Masaki Kobayashi, but the real gem is Nakadai's stellar performance.