Zatoichi (2003)


Zatoichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision. While wandering, Zatoichi discovers a remote mountain village at the mercy of Ginzo, a ruthless gang-leader. Ginzo disposes of anyone who gets in his way, especially after hiring the mighty samurai ronin, Hattori, as a bodyguard. After a raucous night of gambling in town, Zatoichi encounters a pair of geishas--as dangerous as they are beautiful--who've come to avenge their parents' murder. As the paths of these and other colorful characters intertwine, Ginzo's henchmen are soon after Zatoichi. With his legendary cane sword at his side, the stage is set for a riveting showdown.

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Movie Score: 7.3/10 from 461 votes
Release Date: 2003-09-06
Status: Released
Run time: 111 min / 1:51
Production Studio : Office Kitano, Saito Entertainment, Tokyo FM Broadcasting Company, Bandai Visual
Production Country: Japan
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Zatoichi Casts

Takeshi Kitano
as Zatoichi
Tadanobu Asano
as Hattori, le garde du corps
Michiyo Ookusu
as Tante O-Ume
Gadarukanaru Taka
as Shinkichi
Daigorō Tachibana
as Geisha O-Sei
Yûko Daike
as Geisha O-Kinu
Yui Natsukawa
as Hattoris Frau
Ittoku Kishibe
as Ginzo
Saburo Ishikura
as Ogi
Akira Emoto
as Kneipenbesitzer
Yoji Tanaka

Zatoichi Crew

Writing Takeshi Kitano Screenplay
Directing Takeshi Kitano Director
Editing Takeshi Kitano Editor
Writing Kan Shimosawa Novel
Production Tsunehisa Saitô Producer
Sound Keiichi Suzuki Original Music Composer
Camera Katsumi Yanagijima Director of Photography
Editing Yoshinori Ota Editor
Production Takefumi Yoshikawa Casting
Art Norihiro Isoda Production Design
Production Takio Yoshida Producer
Costume & Make-Up Yohji Yamamoto Costume Design
Production Masayuki Mori Producer