Harakiri

Masaki Kobayashi, 1962

Rating: 5 out of 5

A masterful tale of Japanese Samurai that is told through fascinating stark imagery, evoking through cinematrogaphy and symbolism a powerful time and place. The narrative devices used, with multiple characters shown through flashbacks, brings the films plot smartly together towards a powerful ending.

Written by Daniel Metcalf

Daniel Metcalf