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Summary Munezo Katagiri (Nagase), an honest and low ranking samurai is trapped in a state of personal and professional imbalance. Secretly in love with his family’s maid, Kie (Tabata), Munezo begins an uneasy courtship with her, knowing that a relationship is impossible. Raised to respect traditions from the past and the demanding moral code of ...

The Hidden Blade
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 11 Critic Reviews
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Summary Munezo Katagiri (Nagase), an honest and low ranking samurai is trapped in a state of personal and professional imbalance. Secretly in love with his family’s maid, Kie (Tabata), Munezo begins an uneasy courtship with her, knowing that a relationship is impossible. Raised to respect traditions from the past and the demanding moral code of ...

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Production Company Eisei Gekijo, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Nippon Shuppan Hanbai (Nippan) K.K., Nippon Television Network (NTV), Shochiku, Sumitomo Corporation
Release Date Jun 23, 2006
Duration 2 h 12 m
Rating R
Awards of the Japanese Academy
• 1 Win & 12 Nominations
Hochi Film Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Mainichi Film Concours
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination