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Still: Love and Honour

Love and Honour

12 Dec 200815 Jan 2009

**** Empire

**** Channel 4

"A fervent, sweet-natured tragic romance." The Guardian

"Yamada...is a director who knows precisely what he is doing". The Evening Standard

We are very happy to be releasing this beautifully sustained and stylish final film in Japanese film-maker Yoji Yamada's samurai trilogy (following the Oscar-nominated The Twilight Samurai and The Hidden Blade). Court food taster Shinnojo (Japanese superstar Takuya Kimura) goes blind and his wife tries to provide for them, but is seduced by a feudal boss. Shinnojo feels his honour has been sullied and he wants revenge, so he is forced into a deadly blind-man's duel. Cue elegant and refined swordplay in impressively traditional style.

Dir Yoji Yamada, Japan, 2007, 121 mins, subtitles, Cert 12A

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