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24 Ratings

Hunter in the Dark

Yami no karyudo

Directed by Hideo Gosha
Japan, 1979
Action, Drama


Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but finds his boss’s enemies almost overwhelming.

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Hunter in the Dark Directed by Hideo Gosha

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Awards of the Japanese Academy

1980 | Winner: Best Music Score

1980 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

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