Zatoichi Movie Review Summary

Actors: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa

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Takeshi stars as the main character, Zatoichi, a blind unassuming masseur who in reality is the famous undefeatable swordsman known throughout the country.
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In this movie, Takeshi wanders into a town ruled by rival gangs. Because of this, the citizens of that town are constantly under watch and often violently beaten. Because of Zatoichi's unwavering sense of rights, he decides to help them.
The review of this Movie prepared by Donna Tung

ZATOICHI is a film written and directed by Takeshi Kitano in 2003. It earned four major prizes at the 2003 Venice Film festival.

Zatoichi is a traveling masseur. He's blind but is nonetheless a master in sword fighting. One day, he arrives in a small town ruled by different bunches of criminals. Zatoichi will stand up for the poor farmers and slaughter all the bad guys who dare to confront him.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Zatoichi

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 35%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 35% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Combat acrobatics/martial arts?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   Asian crime gangs Kind of movie    -   combat acrobatics/bullet time    -   superfast sword fighting

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   mind reading    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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