The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers ... See full summary »
A love triangle develops between a benevolent student, his innocent girlfriend, and a cruel petty criminal, all as a point of diagnosis of a social disease that had Japan slowly succumbing to lawlessness during the post-War era.
The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Saw an old b&w Japanese subtitled film years ago about a guy who developed cancer and went on a nostalgia trip to France. THINK this is the film (Kaseki=Fossil). Twas dang long, (4hrs?!?) correct me if I'm incorrect -- but engrossing, and could have gone on for four years.
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