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This edition: Harakiri



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Episode Details

Original tape date: October 13, 2016.

First aired: November 12, 2016.

(1962, Action/Drama/History, Japanese w/English subtitles) Director: Masaki Kobayashi. Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay), Yasuhiko Takiguchi (novel). Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita. An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. Discussion guest: Geoffrey O'Brien. Library of America.

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Geoffrey O'Brien Executive Editor, Library of America