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Zatoichi and the One-Armed Swordsman Intro

Event/ This screening will be introduced by Dr Jon Wroot, University of Greenwich, with BSL interpretation.

Film details

While traveling the countryside, blind Japanese warrior Zatoichi comes across Wang Kang, a Chinese swordsman protecting a brutally orphaned young child. Despite the language barrier, the men forge a friendship, until nefarious enemies plant seeds of distrust to pit the two master martial artists against each other.

Zatoichi, a legendary swordsman figure within Japanese cinema, continued his run of popular film appearances into the 1970s. Here, he encounters another favourite of martial arts filmmaking, this time from Hong Kong cinema – the one-armed swordsman, played by kung fu idol Jimmy Wang.

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