A Samurai Chronicle
A Samurai Chronicle (蜩ノ記, Higurashi no Ki) is a 2014 Japanese film directed by Takashi Koizumi.
|A Samurai Chronicle|
|Directed by||Takashi Koizumi|
|Written by||Takashi Koizumi|
|Based on||Higurashi no Ki|
by Rin Hamuro
|Music by||Takashi Kako|
A retired samurai must redeem himself for a crime that he committed earlier in his life. A squire is sent by the prime minister of Japan to keep watch over him.
Teruyo Nogami, who was a longtime assistant of Akira Kurosawa, worked as a special adviser on the film, and jointed the director and star for a question and answer session about the film.
The film was based on an award-winning novel by Rin Hamuro.
Koizumi claimed that he did not want to send any political messages with the film and instead intended to portray the real life events as accurately as possible.
The Japan Times awarded the film a score of five out of ten, saying that the film failed to invoke the film of Akira Kurosawa that it was influenced by. [Though Koizumi and his veteran staff try to channel that sensibility, they are not Kurosawa, and though “A Samurai Chronicle” echoes the master’s work, it lacks his vivifying presence.