Love and Honor Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Love and Honor

Yoji Yamada’s torchy Japanese drama Love and Honor (aka Bushi no Ichibun) follows the heartbreaking plight of Shinnojo (Yoji Yamada), a young man employed as a “food taster” for the imperial family. Shinnojo’s position comes to a sudden and tragic end when he consumes poisoned fish intended for the clan leader and is forever robbed of his sight. Forced to give up his job, Shinnojo thus heads home and sinks into a deep and seemingly inescapable depression. Contemplating suicide, Shinnojo is only stopped by the love of his wife, Kayo, who insists that she will also commit seppuku if he proceeds. Begrudgingly, he agrees to relinquish his self-destructive thoughts, but financial problems from his unemployment linger on. With no other recourse, Shinnojo must send Kayo off to the clan bursar to appeal for monetary assistance. Nothing, however, can prepare him for the bursar’s demand for his wife’s body in exchange for monetary help — or for his wife’s sudden complicity in this arrangement. Rei Dan, Mitsugoro Bando, and Kaori Momoi co-star.

Release date: Nov 2, 2007
Production Company: The Bigger Picture
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Genre: Art House & International,Classics,Drama,Romance

Love and Honor Caste and Crew
Director: Yoji Yamada
writer: Yoji Yamada,Ichiro Yamamoto
Kaori Momoi,Rei Dan,Ken Ogata,Takashi Sasano,Takuya Kimura,Mitsugoro Bando,Nenji Kobayashi,Makoto Akatsuka,Toshiki Ayata,Kouen Kondo,Nobuto Okamoto,Yasuo Daichi