The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

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Action/Drama/Comedy/Crime, Japan, 2003, 116 min.

AKAs Takeshi Kitano's Zatoichi / Takeshi Kitano's Zatoichi / The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi / Zatoichi

Tagline His Sword Made Him a Hero... His Courage Made Him a Legend. This Summer, Justice is Blind.

Synopsis Blind Zatoichi makes his living by gambling and giving massages. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. He's destined for violent showdowns when he stumbles on two beautiful geishas avenging their parents' murder... Duels, wit and a touch of zen! Cult anti-hero Zatoichi is back in a sword-fighting adventure written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano.

Directed by Takeshi Kitano  

Starring Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Ookusu, Gadarukanaru Taka, Daigorô Tachibana, more...

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2003, MFF Benátky, Stříbrný lev, 2003, MFF Benátky, cena diváků 2003, MFF Benátky, Open Prize 2003, MFF Toronto, cena diváků 2003, Marrakech, cena nejlepšího režiséra
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