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2013

Rikyu ni tazuneyo

ASK THIS OF RIKYU

利休にたずねよ

(c) 2013 ASK THIS OF RIKYU  Production Committee

(c) 2013 ASK THIS OF RIKYU Production Committee

(c) 2013 ASK THIS OF RIKYU  Production Committee

(c) 2013 ASK THIS OF RIKYU Production Committee

Release Date
December, 7th, 2013
Running Time
123 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
DCP
Subtitle
English, DCP

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

ASK THIS OF RIKYU Production Committee

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

TOEI

[ Production Studio ]

Kyoto Film Studio TOEI

[ Story ]

A historical tapestry based on the Naoki Prize-winning novel by Yamamoto Kenichi. It retraces the life of Sen no Rikyu, who perfected the tea ceremony in the Azuchi Momoyama period and sacrificed himself for his aesthetic sense. Its dignified and distinctly Japanese visual tableau was recognized at the 2013 Montreal World Film Festival where it won the Best Artistic Contribution Award.
In 1591, tea ceremony practitioner Rikyu (Ichikawa Ebizo) falls foul of his former patron Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Omori Nao), who orders him to commit ritual suicide despite lacking the status of a samurai. On the night of his imminent death, he is asked if he ever engaged in a romantic tryst unknown to his wife So-on (Nakatani Miki), and begins to search through his oldest memories.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.rikyu-movie.jp

[ Premiere ]

World Premiere: 2013 Montreal World Film Festival, World Competition, Best Artistic Contribution Award

[ Contact (International) ]

TOEI COMPANY, LTD.
3-2-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8108
Attn: International Sales & Acquisitions
tel: +81 3 3535 7621
fax: +81 3 3535 7622
E-mail: international@toei.co.jp
http://www.toei.co.jp/en