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3.8
17 Ratings

Death of a Tea Master

Sen no Rikyu

Directed by Kei Kumai
Japan, 1989
Drama

Synopsis

Years after the death of legendary tea master Rikyu, his disciple Honkakubo attempts to resolve the mystery of the master’s death.

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Death of a Tea Master Directed by Kei Kumai

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1989 | Winner: Silver Lion

Chicago International Film Festival

1989 | Winner: Best Feature Film (Silver Hugo)

Kinema Junpo Awards

1990 | Winner: Best Screenplay

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1990 | Winner: Best Lighting

1990 | 11 nominations including: Best Film