Young Swordsman

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
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When swordplay of all forms is banned in 17th-century Japan, Ichikawa becomes angry. A fine swordsman, he thinks the law is unfair. His brother, Nagato, is less vocal about his resentment and keeps his thoughts to himself. In frustration, Ichikawa takes to cutting off opponents' thumbs, a form of retaliation at which his family looks askance. Banished,...read more

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When swordplay of all forms is banned in 17th-century Japan, Ichikawa becomes angry. A fine swordsman, he thinks the law is unfair. His brother, Nagato, is less vocal about his resentment and keeps his thoughts to himself. In frustration, Ichikawa takes to cutting off opponents' thumbs,

a form of retaliation at which his family looks askance. Banished, Ichikawa then takes to theft, so Nagato is forced to defend the family honor by meeting his brother in a duel.

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