Poster and Trailer From Takashi Miike’s “Hara-Kiri : Death Of A Samurai”

There are two movies I was very much looking forward to seeing at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Wong Kar Wai‘s long-gestating and highly anticipated The Grandmasters and Takashi Miike‘s Hara-Kiri : Death of a Samurai. While it seems that neither are going to play at the fest (which I am pretty unhappy about), I figured I would drop this badass trailer for Miike’s Hara-Kiri. From the same mind of my sleeper pick of 2010 TIFF, the cult-classic and very badass, 13 Assassins, I am all over this film. The pace, the patience, the subtle, nuanced cinematography, it’s all there…in spades.

Check it out and be prepared to really, really dig it.

About the Film
From visionary auteur Takashi Miike (13 ASSASSINS) comes the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming. With stunning cinematography and gripping performances, HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor, and individuality in the face of oppressive power.

Here is the trailer:

And here is the poster: