In this mesmerizing film about betrayal and justice, a shogun general has been murdered, and no one knows who is responsible. In time, the general’s younger son, Tadanaga, realizes that his older brother, Iemitsu, may be the culprit.
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Plays like a who's who of Japanese character actors (which is fun), and a history-bending account of double-crosses, murder and general mayhem (which is better). The ending deals a surprising yet fantastic Guignol kind of narrative perversity.