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2,393 Ratings



Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Japan, 2003
Action, Comedy


Feudal Japan in the 19th century is a time of cruel injustice, corrupt clan-leaders, and violent oppression. To a remote mountain town comes Zatoichi, an itinerant blind masseur with a taste for drink and gambling, who also happens to be a master swordsman, bringing him fame as a formidable foe…

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Directed by Takeshi Kitano

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2003 | 5 wins including: Best Film (Audience Award)

2003 | Golden Lion

Sundance Film Festival

2004 | Premieres

Toronto International Film Festival

2003 | Winner: People's Choice Award

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2004 | Main Programme

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