On Wednesday 9 October, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai by visionary Japanese
auteur Takashi Miike, screens at The Scene Club at the Dubai Knowledge Village
Conference Centre at 20h00.
Revered for showing some of the best world independent cinema, The Scene Club is
run with the support of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and the Dubai
Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai explores revenge, honour and individuality when
poverty-stricken samurai Hanshiro requests to commit ritual suicide at the House of
Ii, run by Kageyu. After Kageyu recounts the tale of ronin Motome who requested a
similar fate, Hanshiro confesses to a shared bond with Motome, before he unleashes
Hari-Kiri: Death of a Samurai premiered at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival
and was nominated for the Palme d’Or, being the first 3D film to be in the main
The film won Best Cinematography at the 66th Mainichi Film Awards and took home
the same award in 2012 at the 7th Osaka Cinema Festival. Numerous international
festivals, including Vancouver, London, Stockholm, Hong Kong, Shanghai and
Melbourne, showcased the movie.
Highly prolific filmmaker Miike has more than 70 productions to his credit and has won
more than 30 international awards for his work on movies such as 13 Assassins,
Three… Extremes, Ichi the Killer and Audition.
Guests are required to pre-book their complimentary tickets at
www.thesceneclub.com and collect them from the club’s registration desk. Visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.