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Gonza the Spearman

1986 2h 1m Drama List
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In feudal Japan, the country is experiencing a rare period of peace, in which the samurai has become obsolete. Gonza (Hiromi Goh) is one of these samurai, a warrior who must now find a new occupation. He tries to curry favor with the lord of his clan through an elaborate, traditional tea ritual. However, he must first scheme his way into the lord's inner circle by using his charms to woo various noblewomen, and he leaves a complicated mess of emotions in his wake. Read More Read Less

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Pieter-Jan Van Haecke Psychocinematography Gonza The Spearman is a fabulous narrative that offers a satisfying exploration of the tragedy of phallic ambition and the destructive potential of desire. May 13, 2022 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 16, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In feudal Japan, the country is experiencing a rare period of peace, in which the samurai has become obsolete. Gonza (Hiromi Goh) is one of these samurai, a warrior who must now find a new occupation. He tries to curry favor with the lord of his clan through an elaborate, traditional tea ritual. However, he must first scheme his way into the lord's inner circle by using his charms to woo various noblewomen, and he leaves a complicated mess of emotions in his wake.
Director
Masahiro Shinoda
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Japanese
Runtime
2h 1m