Time Out says
Director Masaki Kobayashi’s masterful statement against conformity and social restraints is a visually striking film with theatrical aesthetics
Toshiro Mifune plays Isaburo, a loyal retainer and the best swordsman in his province. After reluctantly accepting his lord's discarded mistress as a wife for his son, Isaburo is outraged when his lord later claims back the woman, who is now happily settled. Refusing to accept such injustice, Isaburo and his son take up arms in protest...