Love and Honor


2h 1m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Shinnojo Mimura is a lower-ranked samurai who is employed by his clan as a poison taster. He has lived a thrifty but happy life with his beautiful wife Kayo and their old servant Tokuhei. However, his happiness comes to an end when he becomes blind after eating shellfish that is accidentally put int

Film Details

Also Known As
Bushi No Ichibun, One-Line Samurai
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Shochiku Company, Ltd.; Shochiku Company, Ltd.
Distribution Company
ELEVEN ARTS/FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT; FUNimation Entertainment; Golden Village; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA); Shochiku Company, Ltd.; Trigon Films; Vertice Cine

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Synopsis

Shinnojo Mimura is a lower-ranked samurai who is employed by his clan as a poison taster. He has lived a thrifty but happy life with his beautiful wife Kayo and their old servant Tokuhei. However, his happiness comes to an end when he becomes blind after eating shellfish that is accidentally put into the lunch for the clan. Shinnojo cannot stand spending the rest of his life in darkness, so he tries to kill himself, but Kayo and Tokuhei manage to save his life, and he gradually becomes used to living without sight. Yet, one day Shinnojo finds out that Kayo has a relationship with the head clerk, Toya Shimada: in return for his recommendation for Shinnojo's position in the castle, he has demanded her body, and Shinnojo decides to divorce her. But when Shinnojo eventually figures out that Shimada merely took his pleasure with Kayo, he challenges the man to a duel.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bushi No Ichibun, One-Line Samurai
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Shochiku Company, Ltd.; Shochiku Company, Ltd.
Distribution Company
ELEVEN ARTS/FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT; FUNimation Entertainment; Golden Village; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA); Shochiku Company, Ltd.; Trigon Films; Vertice Cine

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States Fall November 2, 2007

Released in United States February 2007

Released in United States September 5, 2008

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 8-18, 2007.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 22-June 15, 2008.

Based on the novel "Moumokuken Kodamagaeshi" written by Shuhei Fujisawa.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 22-June 15, 2008.)

Released in United States February 2007 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 8-18, 2007.)

Released in United States September 5, 2008 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States Fall November 2, 2007