Excellent, poignant Japanese film by Takashi Miike-HARA-KIRI Death of a Samurai. Story is about two masterless (ronin) samurai families who have fallen on hard times. The younger samurai is desperate to save his sick wife and child and goes to his feudal lord requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide. He does this as a bluff to gain sympathy and a few coins to save his young family. He meet a grisly end. The wife's father goes to the same lord seeking revenge. Outstandingly sad. 5 STARS
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The Japanese Movie that Changed this White Man's Life was "Departures" (2009).