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TAKEMITSU at Film Forum: 'Samurai Rebellion'

Most of the score from Samurai Rebellion, the latest in our series focusing on the film music of Tōru Takemitsu, is performed on traditional Japanese instruments, including shakuhachi, biwa, and taiko.


Film: Samurai Rebellion
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Year: 1967


Samurai Rebellion trailer
Courtesy Toho Co., Ltd.

Faithful retainer Toshiro Mifune plays it his Lordship's way, even when the lord decides to unload his mistress on Mifune's son. But when their first child suddenly becomes heir, the lord wants her back. The built-up tension is orgasmically released in a powerful one-against-all fight and in a climactic final battle with reluctant pal Tatsuya Nakadai.

—Courtesy of Film Forum


Save 25% on these JapanNYC concerts: 

December 17 at 7:30PM: A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu ›
December 18 at 8:00PM: Saito Kinen Orchestra (Britten's War Requiem) ›

Use code BLG10976*

*This discount is valid from December 1st at 11 AM through December 10th at 11:59 PM. Limit of eight tickets per purchase. Some limitations may apply. Offer is subject to availability and prior sale, is not valid on prior purchases, and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Valid by phone, at the Box Office, and/or online. No refunds or exchanges. Internet and phone orders are subject to standard convenience fees.