- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: June 30, 2009
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Giant Ape
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
- Subtitles - English- Optional
- Unspecified - English, Japanese
Performers, Cast and Crew:
In turn-of-the-16th-century Japan, a time and place when peace has settled over and the deadly skills of samurai have been put out of use, lives a warrior named Soza. Having known slaughter for so long, the sensitive samurai has vowed to avenge the murder of his father. His bloodlust is soon tempered, however, by the beauty of nature, love, and the simple peasant life of Edo. Soza must decide if it is truly worth killing in the name of restoring honor to his family name...or if life is something that should only be celebrated in this emotional and pensive dark comedy from the award-winning Hirokazu Kore-Eda (NOBODY KNOWS).
What happens when those charged with taking life begin to cherish it' From award-winning filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Hana is a dark comedy that deconstructs the legend of the samurai with a delicate mix of laughter and emotion.
The year is 1702. Peace has settled over the squalor of Edo and the swords of the once mighty samurai have been sheathed across Japan. In an era when dogs are more esteemed than the colorful peasants that inhabit the slums, Soza, a young warrior better with books than blades, is on a quest to avenge his murdered father and restore honor to his family name. As the blood debt looms, sensitive Soza must decide - To kill or not to kill' Amidst growing love, shattered honor and the simple beauty of the cherry blossom… Hana celebrates the joys of even the most difficult of lives.
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