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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.

Guest List

Geoffrey O'Brien Executive Editor, Library of America

  • Harakiri
  • Saturday, November 18 - 9:00pm
  • Sunday, November 19 - 9:00pm
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Saturday, November 11 - 9:00pm
  • Sunday, November 12 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, November 18 - 12:00am
  • Tokyo Story
  • Saturday, November 4 - 9:00pm
  • Sunday, November 5 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, November 11 - 12:00am
  • Ikiru (1952)
  • Saturday, October 28 - 9:00pm
  • Sunday, October 29 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, November 4 - 12:30am
  • Charulata (1964)
  • Sunday, October 22 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 28 - 12:00am