Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969)

Director
Tadashi Sawashima

Main cast
Toshir? Mifune; Keiju Kobayashi; Kinya Kitaoji; Yôko Tsukasa; Yuriko Hoshi

Genres
Action, Drama, Foreign, History

Description
Near the end of the nineteenth century, as the balance of power shifts from Shogunate towards the Emperor, Japan restlessly awaits the dawning of a new age. But not all are content...The Shinsengumi, a small army of samurai, farmers and peasants, band together to do battle against the tide of history. Their leader, Isami Kondo (Mifune) is a man who rises from farmer to fighter to head the fierce Shinsengumi brigade. Using a stern hand and a heart of gold, he rallies his men in defense of the tottering Shogunate. But bloodshed and treachery lurk around every corner.


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