The Twilight Samurai

What did samurai do when they weren't crossing swords in the name of honor? Set at the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), veteran director Yoji Yamada's adaptation of three short novels by Shuhei Fujisawa, a respected author of samurai fiction, casts the legendary warriors as 19th-century salarymen indentured to their aristocratic bosses. Low-ranking samurai...read more