True Legend

In 2010 the movie True Legend was released. I am a little shocked it took me 2 years to finally get to it, cause I really enjoyed it. Crazy fu, drunken style, sudo-sibling rivalry, what could be better. I have to be honest, this movie plays more like 2 shorter movies played in succession than one complete movie. However by the time you have finished the movie it will all make sense.

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The Twilight Samurai

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The 2002 film The Twilight Samurai (also known as Tasogare Seibei) is a Japanese film that takes place in mid-19th century Japan (a few years before the Meiji Restoration). It follows the life of Seibei Iguchi, a low-ranking samurai employed as a bureaucrat. While he is poor, he is also very content. He comes to realize true happiness in life with his daughters, senile mother and an old childhood friend. While the film is based on a samurai, it severely lacks action scenes and instead chooses to focus on the emotions of a samurai.

The movie was directed by Yoji Yamada and won many Japanese film awards. It even received a nomination for the 2002 Academy Awards for best Foreign Language Film (although it did not win).

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