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In a small Japanese village, local law dictates that old people must die when they reach the age of 70 to make way for the next generation. When an old woman named Kayu is carried up the mountain and left to die by her son, she wakes to find herself in Dendera. It is a settlement created by elderly
Based on Shoichiro Ikemiya's 1748 kabuki play, "Kanandehon Chushingura," the story of clan revenge in 18th-century feudal Japan.
In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of characters gather, including a gang set on stealing shogunate gold that's soon to come over the pass. When the Ronin's assignment becomes clear, to help the gang, he's ordered to kill the inn's residents, including a woman he's rescued from an abusive husband. He's reluctant to murder innocent people; then he learns that the gold shipment is a trap and he's part of a double cross. How he sorts through these divided loyalties tests of his samurai honor, and perhaps of his love for a woman.
A young samurai returns to his province. On his way he encounters a small fishing village in the aftermath of a massacre. He sets out to take revenge.
As a young man sets sail alone on a makeshift 19-foot craft from Japan to San Fransisco, flashbacks recall his life back on shore.
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