A feudal lord, Asano Naganori, is ordered to commit seppuku by the shogun and his castle is confiscated. Years later, a group of samurai take it upon themselves to avenge the death of their lord by killing Kira Yoshinaka, a shogunate official. Adapted from a kabuki play by Seika Mayama, which was based on a true story.
Japanese title: 元禄 忠臣蔵, Genroku Chūshingura
Part 2 will be shown next month.
Free admission and popcorn. Shot reflection after screening. Japanese Movie Night every third Sunday of the month. Info: (310) 217-7000, http://faithsouthbay.org