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The Fall of Ako Castle

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The Fall of Ako Castle

The Fall of Ako Castle
Presented here as Swords of Vengeance
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Written by Koji Takada
Starring Kinnosuke Yorozuya
Sonny Chiba
Hiroki Matsukata
Tetsuro Tamba
Toshirō Mifune
Music by Toshiaki Tsushima
Cinematography Yoshio Miyajima
Distributed by Toei Company
Release dates 1978
Running time 158 mins
Country Japan
Language Japanese

The Fall of Ako Castle (赤穂城断絶 Akō-jō danzetsu) (aka Swords of Vengeance) is a 1978 Japanese historical martial arts period film, directed by Kinji Fukasaku. It depicts the story of the Forty-seven Ronin (Chūshingura). The film is one of a series of period films by Fukasaku starring Sonny Chiba, including Shogun's Samurai.

The film received one nomination for 'Award of the Japanese Academy' for best cinematography.[1]


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