Inspired by Hanmuro Rin’s 2012 novel, Kimura Daisaku’s more aptly-titled Samurai’s Promise (a.k.a. Chiri Tsubaki and Falling Camelia) got some screentime at the 42nd World Film Festival back in August. The upcoming chanbara drama won Special Grand Jury Prize at the time which offers some sweet decour as the film is still slated for a September 28 release in Japan from Toho.
Award-winning filmmaker Kimura Daisaku has a new novel adaptation on the way with period pic, Falling Camellia (Chiri Tsubaki). Toho has already put together a teaser which should garner some attention for chanbara fans looking forward to a compelling swordplay drama with themes centered on sacrifice, loyalty, love and war.
Such is the case for Hanmuro Rin’s novel that foundates the narrative telling of a gifted swordsman who, after being ousted by his corrupt boss and upon the dying wishes of his wife, returns to his old estate in favor of a former comrade with whom he shares a bitter romantic rivalry. The cast enlists Okada Junichi with actress Aso Kumiko and actor Nishijima Hidetoshi for the film’s September 28 release.
Check out the teaser!