- Release Date
- November, 2nd, 2002
- Running Time
- 129 min
- Screening Format
[ Directed by ]
[ Produced by ]
[ Cast ]
[ Staff ]
- YAMADA Yoji ── Screenplay
- ASAMA Yoshitaka ── Screenplay
- FUJISAWA Shuhei ── Original Story
- NAGANUMA Mutsuo ── Cinematography
- TOMITA Isao ── Music
[ Production Company ]
SHOCHIKU, NTV, Sumitomo, HAKUHODO, Nippan, Eisei Gekijo
[ Story ]
The first full-scale period film directed by Japanese film industry master, Yamada Yoji (The 'Tora-san' series, The Yellow Handkerchief, A Class to Remember, and other titles).
Low-ranking samurai, Iguchi Seibei (Sanada Hiroyuki), is a widower barely supporting his two young children and old, senile mother on his meager salary. Every evening at twilight, he goes directly home after work to take in other jobs, declining all offers of drinking and feasting with superiors and colleagues. His co-workers call him "Twilight Seibei" behind his back. One day, Seibei saves Tomoe (Miyazawa Rie), a childhood sweetheart, from her husband's violent blows. Taking notice of his swordsmanship, the superiors of his clan order him to assassinate a certain samurai. On the designated day of his mission, Seibei declares his feelings to Tomoe and then takes off. The adversary, hiding in a mansion, is a swordsman of considerable skill, and the match is not an easy one. However, Seibei finally manages to defeat the samurai and returns home to where his two daughters, his mother, and Tomoe await him.
[ Contact (International) ]
SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.
International Sales & Licensing
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