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Rikyu

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3.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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Sen-no Rikyu (Rentaro Mikuni), a Buddhist priest, brought the art of the tea ceremony (often said to embody the essence of Japanese culture) to perfection four centuries ago. Living is one of the most turbulent moments in Japanese history, Rikyu gained unexpected political influence as the confidant and cultural mentor to the powerful warlord, Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Tsutomu Yamazaki). Rikyu's relationship with Hideyoshi is a story that has taken on epic proportions in Japanese cultural history. The film illustrates the classic struggle between art and politics, and between the impulse to create and the impulse to destroy. Like England's Thomas Beckett and Sir Thomas More, Rikyu was a spiritual mentor whose integrity eventually offended his powerful master, who demanded his death. Rikyu plays like a Japanese version of Beckett or A man for All Seasons.


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Product details

  • Actors: Rentaro Mikuni, Yoshiko Mita, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kyôko Kishida, Tanie Kitabayashi
  • Directors: Hiroshi Teshigahara
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Sling Shot
  • DVD Release Date: June 20, 2000
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00003ETQ9
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,905 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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