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The Twilight Samurai (たそがれ清兵衛, Tasogare Seibei) is a 2002 Japanese movie directed by Yamada Yoji. Set in 19th-century Japan, it follows the life of Seibei Iguchi, a low-ranking samurai employed as a bureaucrat. Poor if not destitute, he still leads a happy life with his daughters and senile mother. Sadly the turbulent times conspire against him. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Yoji Yamada (山田 洋次 Yamada Yōji, born September 13, 1931 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese director best known for his Tora-san series of films. ...

The Twilight Samurai was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film award at the 76th Academy Awards and won the 2002 Best Film Award at the Japanese Academy Awards. // As a Special Award 1947 Shoeshine (Sciuscià) (Italy) - Societa Co-operativa Alfa Cinematografica - Paolo William Tamburella producer - Vittorio De Sica director 1948 Monsieur Vincent (France) - E. D. I. C., Union Général Cinématographique - George de la Grandiere producer - Maurice Cloche director 1949 The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette... 76th Academy Awards Sunday, February 29, 2004 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California Hosts Preshow: Billy Bush, Chris Connelly & Maria Menounos Show: Billy Crystal Crew Producer: Joe Roth Supervising Producer: Michael Seligman Director: Lou Horvitz Duration 3 hours, 40 minutes Network ABC The big contenders for the 76th Academy... The Japanese Academy Awards have been held since 1977 to reward excellence in Japanese film. ...

External links

  • at IMDb
  • at JMDb (in Japanese)

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[KFCC] Twilight Samurai Review (741 words)
The days of the samurai are almost over now, duels are forbidden and the sword is no longer an object of respect as it was used to be.
Exploring a part of Samurai history, the fall of the samurai reign, the story is a pure delight to follow.
Twilight Samurai does contain sword fighting; however it is not in that element that he will get recognition.
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