Drama

MUKOKU (武曲 MUKOKU)

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© 2017 "MUKOKU" Production Committee

THE WAY OF THE SWORD HAS NO ROOM FOR FEAR, ANXIETY AND EGO.

Screened as part of JFF 2017

Growing up, Kengo had known nothing but kendo. Having been trained from a young age by his father Shozo, he went on to win awards and to coach the local high school kendo team. But it was never enough for Shozo, a respected master in the dojo but a harsh and overbearing father at home. When a training accident leaves Shozo in a vegetative state, Kengo gives up the sword and spends his days racked by guilt.

When a high school student shows up with a letter from an old coaching acquaintance, Kengo finds himself unwittingly thrust back into the world he left behind. That student is Hada, a fresh trainee with natural talent and a burning drive, himself dogged by strange visions from his past.
As the two struggle to find their inner peace, an unexpected rivalry heats up between them. Trapped in their own anxieties, will the way of the sword lead them out of their anguish?

 


 

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Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (My Man) returns to direct the ever versatile Go Ayano (Twisted Justice) and rising young actor Nijiro Murakami (Destruction Babies) in this captivating drama juxtaposing Zen philosophy with swordplay action. Based on the award-winning novel by Shu Fujisawa.

Year: 2017

Length: 125

Format: DCP colour

Classification rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult

Audience warning: Contains moderate themes and violence, and mild sexual content.

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Genre: Drama

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Director
Kazuyoshi Kumakiri/
Producer
Hideki Hoshino/
Original Story
Shu Fujisawa/
Screenplay
Ryo Takada/
Music
Shoji Ikenaga/
Cast
Go Ayano/
Nijiro Murakami/
Akira Emoto/
Kaoru Kobayashi/
Jun Fubuki/
Atsuko Maeda/
Misuzu Kanno/
Reiko Kataoka/
Suon Kan/