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Abacus and Sword


Director:Yoshimitsu Morita


World Premiere

10/30 17:30-

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129min Japanese Color 35mm | 2010 Japan | Distributor in Japan : ASMIK ACE ENTERTAINMENT, INC. / Shochiku Co., Ltd.

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While an upheaval at the end of Edo period, a samurai working as a bookkeeper at a clan decides to sell the household goods to sustain his family and the clan.


This is a story of a family who lived through an upheaval at the end of the samurai era, when the ancient regime of the Shoguns was moving on to the modernism of the Meiji Restoration.The film is based on a best-selling book in which interprets an old account book kept by a low-ranking samurai who served as book-keepers to the Kaga Clan in Edo period, which was found in an antique bookstore. He decides to sell all furniture and household goods to hold his family and the Clan. His clever wife supports him with his work devotedly.

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10/30 17:30 - 19:54 (129min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1800(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1800(Tax included)


* Please note that the screening schedule, Q&A and Greeting from the Stage are subject to change. The stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

* Advance Tickets can be purchased by telephone/internet and from convenience stores (CircleKSunkus, Lawson) and playguide on First-come basis.

* Please be forewarned that the number of Tickets at the Door is limited. Tickets at the Door can be only purchased two tickets per person. You are kindly requested not to form a queue before the theater in the late-evening.

Yoshimitsu Morita

Born January 25, 1950 in Tokyo. He made his debut with Something Like It in 1981. His Keiho was presented at the 49th Berlinale. He won the Best Director for Like Ashura at the 27th Japanese Academy Awards (also screened at the 2003 Montreal World Film Festival). Lost Paradise went to the Montreal World Film Festival in 2007. His recent films Mamiya Brothers (2006) and Sanjuro (2007) caught on.

堺 雅人    仲間由紀恵    松坂慶子    西村雅彦    草笛光子    中村雅俊    Lighting:Mitsuo Watanabe    Sound:Humio Hashimoto    Editor:Akimasa Kawashima    Production Designer:Shigeyuki Kondo    :

Masato Sakai    Yukie Nakama    Keiko Matsuzaka    Masahiko Nishimura    Mitsuko Kusabue    Masatoshi Nakamura    

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