Hana

Hana

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Cast: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Junichi Okada, Rie Miyazawa, Tadanobu Asano

     
 
Director Hirokazu Koreeda turns the popularly held conventions of the typical samurai {revenge tale on their head with this story of a man whose quest to avenge the death of his father gradually takes a back seat to his emerging role as a key figure in the community. The year is 1702, and young samurai Sozaemon Aoki (Junichi Okada) has arrived in Edo to seek revenge

Overview

Director Hirokazu Koreeda turns the popularly held conventions of the typical samurai {revenge tale on their head with this story of a man whose quest to avenge the death of his father gradually takes a back seat to his emerging role as a key figure in the community. The year is 1702, and young samurai Sozaemon Aoki (Junichi Okada) has arrived in Edo to seek revenge against Jubei Kanazawa (Tadanoby Asano). Kanazawa is the man responsible for the death of Aoki's father, and now it's up to the grieving swordsman to settle the score. When Aoki begins teaching the children of Edo to read and write, however, his bloodlust slowly begins to subside as he cones to realize the true value of his useful place in society. Upon falling in love with the beautiful Osae (Rie Miyazawa), Aoki comes to realize that although the sword may be a powerful symbol of strength, allowing oneself to fall victim to its savage allure may not always be the best way to realizing ones true heroism.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
UPC:
0704400096105
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
TV-PG
Source:
Giant Ape
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
44,315

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Junichi Okada Actor
Rie Miyazawa Actor
Tadanobu Asano Actor
Arata Furuta Actor
Teruyuki Kagawa Actor
Susumu Terajima Actor
Seiji Chihara Actor
Ryuhei Ueshima Actor
Yuichi Kimura Actor
Tomoko Tabata Actor
Ryo Kase Actor
Yui Natsukawa Actor
Yoshio Harada Actor
Jun Kunimura Actor
Katsuo Nakamura Actor
Okada Junichi Actor
Miyazawa Rie Actor
Furuta Arata Actor
Chihara Seiji Actor
Ueshima Ryuhei Actor
Kimura Yuich Actor
Tabata Tomoko Actor
Natsukawa Yui Actor
Kunimura Jun Actor
Kurosawa Katsuo Actor

Technical Credits
Hirokazu Kore-eda Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Masao Banba Production Designer
Nozomu Enoki Producer
Toshihiro Isomi Production Designer
Kazuko Kurosawa Costumes/Costume Designer
Shiho Sato Producer
Tablaline Score Composer
Yukata Tsurumaki Sound/Sound Designer
Yutaka Yamazaki Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hana
1. Chapter 1 [6:26]
2. Chapter 2 [6:03]
3. Chapter 3 [6:04]
4. Chapter 4 [4:44]
5. Chapter 5 [7:32]
6. Chapter 6 [8:03]
7. Chapter 7 [7:45]
8. Chapter 8 [6:21]
9. Chapter 9 [6:02]
10. Chapter 10 [6:27]
11. Chapter 11 [4:18]
12. Chapter 12 [1:55]
13. Chapter 13 [7:12]
14. Chapter 14 [6:51]
15. Chapter 15 [5:59]
16. Chapter 16 [3:59]
17. Chapter 17 [5:12]
18. Chapter 18 [5:43]
19. Chapter 19 [7:05]
20. Chapter 20 [3:42]
21. Chapter 21 [6:31]

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