The Gambling Samurai (1966)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Martial Arts, Samurai Film  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In this martial arts film, a Japanese Samurai warrior returns to his home village after being gone for two years. He is appalled to discover that it has been taken over by an uncaring government. His sister is attacked by one of the officials. She is deeply ashamed and kills herself. The samurai keeps his emotions under control, choosing instead to patiently wait for the perfect moment to exact his revenge. Instead he begins stealing rice from a government warehouse and smuggling it to the hungry farmers. He does this for three years before he can get his revenge. The samurai then leaves the village with the promise that he will return.

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attack, farming, government, Japan, killing, official, one-against-odds, promise, rampage, return, revenge, Samurai, shame, sister, suffering, suicide, traveling, village