Very good movie. A bit long, yes. I had to drag it out for two days, but well worth the time. I must say that watching these old samurai movies is very different from the new ones - these have plot, and good cinematography. It is a high quality film. Something I can't say about a lot of other films I recently watched. The ending, by the way, when the happy surviours danse to the music, really reminded me of the new Zatoichi ending (tap dancing) - looks almost the same. No big revelations though - just a philosophical conclusion. Highly recommend the film to anyone who wants three hours of good japanese cinematorgraphy.
Now I go back to Wermlands. Someone asked me, why was I still working, after I got my award. My response was - "What kind of a best worker would I be, if I'd stop working the day I got a certificate?" Besides, tonight I will probably be working as a bouncer (vakt). Cool, eh?
And for the kicks: a MEME!