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Goyokin Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tetsuro Tamba, Ruriko Asaoka

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GOYOKIN (Tengoku kara kita otoko-tachi) is a Japanese movie co-written and directed by Hideo Gosha in 1969.

The samurai Magobei left the Sabai clan three years ago and went to Edo (Tokyo). He disagreed with his brother-in-law Tatewaki, the chamberlain of the clan, who organized a shipwreck to steal a load of gold and murdered the whole population of the village of fishermen who helped him recover the load.

Now Tatewaki has sent a bunch of samurais to kill Magobei because he fears that Magobei would come back to the clan's castle if he'd be aware that Tatewaki is preparing another shipwreck. Magobei actually gets rid of the killers and heads to the coast in order, this time, to save the life of the naive population of the small village chosen by Tatewaki to assist him after the shipwreck.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Combat acrobatics/martial arts?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   stolen goods organization Kind of movie    -   superfast sword fighting

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   not very bright people Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None

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