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65 Ratings


Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara
Japan, 1989


Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan’s most powerful warlord, unifying the country.

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Rikyu Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1990 | Winner: C.I.C.A.E. Award (Panorama)

Montréal World Film Festival

1989 | Winner: Best Artistic Contribution

Kinema Junpo Awards

1990 | Winner: Best Actor

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1990 | 3 wins including: Best Actor

1990 | 9 nominations including: Best Film

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