Onimasa is the egocentric boss of a small yakuza (Japanese mafia) clan on Shikoku island, whose criminal duties conflict with his self-image as a chivalrous samurai. His struggles with his boss, the Shikoku Godfather, and the tumultuous life of his adopted daughter, Matsue, form the backdrop of this epic tale of justice, obedience, and bloody vengeance.
Winner of 2 movie awards & 9 nominations,
Renowned director Hideo Gosha’s best-known film.
Japan’s official submission for the 1982 Foreign Language Academy Award (Oscars).