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Abacus and Sword

Abacus and Sword

Original Title: Bushi no kakeibo
Directors: Yoshimitsu Morita
Japanese with subtitles
125 min. min
World Cinema

Reimagining the classic samurai picture, this quiet, elegant drama follows the Inoyama family as they serve their lord not with the sword but with the abacus. With a sense of honor as exacting as any warrior’s and a rigorous ethic of honesty even in the midst of dire poverty, Naoyuki Inoyama (nicknamed “the Mad Abacus” by his rivals) distinguishes himself as a hero for the approaching modern age.

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Yoshimitsu Morita