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Period and Historical
Japanese (English subtitles)
Nagisa Oshima is known for his taboo-busting films and here tackles the issue of homosexuality among the revered Samurai. In 19th-century Kyoto, at a time when the Shogunate was in decline, a beautiful but ruthless young man, Kano, joins a militia group. Soon discipline begins to crumble as a number of the other Samurai compete for his affections. The sympathetic Captain Hijikata (Takeshi Kitano) tries to restore order, but also finds himself struggling with feelings for Kano.
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