Sword of Desperation

Directed by Hideyuki Hirayama
Hideyuki Hirayama
Music Video Distributors, Inc.
2010
114 Minutes
Japan
Japanese
Action, Asian
Not Rated
Theatrical booking
Maxwell Wolkin
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Festival and non-theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
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Materials and print traffic
Erin Farrell
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Synopsis

In order to save his fief, expert swordman KANEMI Sanzaemon publicly assassinates his lord's favorite concubine. Instead of being beheaded, he is sentenced to solitary confinement for one year, then ordered to serve as the lord's bodyguard. This tale of honor, intrigue and deception inevitably ends in bloodshed and betrayal. Based on the novel by Shohei FUJISAWA, author of the Oscar-nominated 'The Twilight Samurai'.