Tatara Samurai (2016) review

“Those who are able to visually scrutinize the (…) detailed historical narrative space will (…) enjoy the narrative’s atmosphere and appreciate the pacifistic message about tradition and craftsmanship that this atmospheric narrative formulates.”


Despite having made nine full-length feature films, Yoshinari Nishikori still remains a rather unknown director internationally. Without a doubt his latest narrative Tatara Samurai, a movie about traditions that seemingly capitalizes on the western need for more jidai-geki, has changed that.

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