The latest film (and in 3D!) from visionary auteur Takashi Miike (13 ASSASSINS, AUDITION, VISITOR Q), HARA-KIRI begins when a mysterious samurai 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.
Every new Takashi Miike film is a reason to celebrate. HARA-KIRI, coming soon after Miike's masterpiece 13 ASSASSINS, is easily one of the most anticipated Japanese movies of the year and we are proud to present this limited late-show engagement, beginning Friday, August 31 at Lamar.
Here's what the critics are saying:
"May well be Miike’s best film, a patient, ominous piece of epic storytelling that conscientiously rips the scabs off the honorable samurai mythology." - Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"In turn, cruel, savage, humane, joyful and finally devastating and visually transcendent." - James Verniere, Boston Herald
"Miike brings a formal, elegant restraint to his usual flair for wild theatrics." - Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times