Samurai Shifters (Repeat) (2019)

  • History, Family, Comedy
  • 2h 0m

Hikkoshi daimyo!, 引っ越し大名!

With Associated Talk (see below)

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Synopsis

When the lord of Himeji fiefdom is ordered to relocate his entire town by the shogunate, the unenviable task of administrating the move falls with Katagiri Harunosuke (HOSHINO Gen), a hapless and shy librarian lacking in any real presence. With no experience in office admin, he enlists the help of Oran (TAKAHATA Mitsuki), the daughter of a former magistrate in charge of relocation who well understands his predicament. Together with a band of friends, they undertake the almost impossible mission of relocating their domain with little to no money and a lot of herculean energy. Will they succeed or fail and risk punishment?

Based on the anecdotal story of real-life feudal lord Matsudaira Naonori (1642-1695), director of Josee, the Tiger and the Fish and Zero Focus (both screened as part of earlier editions of JFTFP), INUDO leads an all-star cast in a raucous tale of light-hearted misadventure and uniting together under one cause. All while imparting some relevant lessons for surviving in the current times.

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Online Talk : The Place of Jidaigeki

on 28 February from 12:00 (GMT)

With director INUDO Isshin and Jasper Sharp.

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Director

INUDO Isshin

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

English

Country

Japan

Bonus Content

Programme Note

For the Programme Note commissioned especially for this title and written by Dr Alan Cummings, please click here.

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