Onimasa by
A Japanese Godfather

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Onimasa is the egocentric boss of a powerful yakuza (Japanese mafia) clan on Shikoku island, and the last heir to a family of samurai. His struggles with his enemy Yakuza and the tumultuous life of his adopted daughter, Matsue, form the backdrop of this epic tale of justice, obedience, and bloody revenge.
 

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Slant Magazine

Set smack dab in the middle of the Taisho era (1912 - 1928), a transitional period typified by the inescapable presence of Westernized clothing and art, the film follows the steady but gradual decline of Onimasa Kiryu, played with characteristic bravura by an appropriately jowly Tatsuya Nakadai (...

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