Japan / 2018 / Japanese / 80 minutes / DCP / Color / English Subtitle
In the twilight of samurai culture, a skilled lone ronin in a farming community uses his blade for combat practice but not as a deadly weapon – unwilling to kill. Yet, war calls and he must face a motley gang of outlaws who slay his disciple and rape his lover. In a whirlwind of motion and raw energy, provocative cult director Tsukamoto Shinya (Fires on the Plain, 39th) shows a world torn between savage and empathic nature, where the male code of honor is falling apart. In competition, Venice Film Festival.