Narrated by the adult voice of his daughter, The Twilight Samurai is a memoir of a Junior Samurai and his family felled by sickness and poverty, and how he struggled to bring happiness and luck to them. When it came to the samurai aspect, the mesmerising factor only really came into full effect in the solitary man-and-his-sword scene (the contrast of silver blade against black sky is exquisite). However: I was impressed by the complicated stifled air in the human interaction, and within that, the way emotion was laid out in small gestures. The Devil’s in the details.
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