Ansatsu (1964)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Period Film, Samurai Film  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Based on a story by Ryotaro Shiba, this samurai classic from director Masahiro Shinoda follows a mysterious samurai leader who continuously shifts his allegiance from one political faction to another. All involved are under the constant threat of assassination. Ansatsu's screenplay was written by Nobuo Yamada, and the film features Tetsuro Tamba, Shima Iwashita, Isao Kimura, Eitaro Ozawa, Eiji Okada, and Keiji Sada.