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1966 Rated NR 27m

After leading a failed coup against the government, naval officer Shinji Takeyama is devastated by Japan's growing westernization. Accompanied by his wife (Yoshiko Tsuruoka), he commits the Japanese suicide ritual of seppuku in a final act of patriotism. Directed and written by and starring ill-fated novelist and playwright Yukio Mishima, this sobering examination of Japanese nationalism was thought lost for more than 30 years.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; ; cast and crew interviews; making-of featurette; A new essay by renowned critic and historian Tony Rayns, Mishima's original novella, and Mishima's extensive notes on the film's production.