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15th September 1962
2h 15m
Masaki Kobayashi

Harakiri is a 1962 Action Drama film released on 15th September; Masaki Kobayashi directed the film which stars Tetsurō Tanba, Tatsuya Nakadai, and Hisashi Igawa. It was later remade/rebooted as Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai in 2011.

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Down-on-his-luck veteran Tsugumo Hanshirō enters the courtyard of the prosperous House of Iyi. Unemployed, and with no family, he hopes to find a place to commit seppuku—and a worthy second to deliver the coup de grâce in his suicide ritual. The senior counselor for the Iyi clan questions the ronin’s resolve and integrity, suspecting Hanshirō of seeking charity rather than an honorable end. What follows is a pair of interlocking stories which lay bare the difference between honor and respect, and promises to examine the legendary foundations of the Samurai code.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 5:10am.

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Harakiri Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

17% 20-29
17% 30-39
6% 40-49
6% 50-59
56% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

50% Female
50% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Harakiri FAQ

When was Harakiri released?

Harakiri was released on Saturday September 15th, 1962.

Is Harakiri on Netflix?

No, Harakiri is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Harakiri on Amazon Prime?

No, Harakiri is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Harakiri on Disney Plus?

No, Harakiri is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States