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The Abe Clan

Abe ichizoku

Directed by Hisatora Kumagai
Japan, 1938


Abe ichizoku tells of a retainer who commits hara-kiri in defiance of his lord’s command, and the tragic consequences of this act. Concentrating on the way in which bushido ideals shape the actions of the characters, the film, except for its action climax, is austerely ritualistic in style.

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The Abe Clan Directed by Hisatora Kumagai