Directed by Yoji Yamada
Period drama based on the best-selling novel by Shuhei
Fujisawa. Seibei (Hiroyuki Sanada) is a widowed samurai during the Edo
Period who barely makes enough money to feed his family. When he falls in
love with the beautiful Tomoe (Rie Miyazawa), he is too ashamed of his
poverty to tell her his true feelings and risks losing her to another man.
Japanese with English subtitles. 129 minutes.