Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji

Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji

2018 • Japan • Directed by Tomu Uchida

Praised by Japanese film critics and much admired by his contemporaries, Tomu Uchida nonetheless remains a little-known in the west. His 1955 masterpiece Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji is an excellent entry point for the newcomer. Set during the Edo period, Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji is a tragicomic road movie of sorts, following a samurai, his two servants - including spear-carrier Genpachi (Chiezô Kataoka) - and the various people they meet on their journey, including a policeman in pursuit of a thief, a young child and a woman who is to be sold into prostitution. Winner of a prestigious Blue Ribbon Award for supporting actor, Daisuke Katô, Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji is a film deserving of much wider international recognition.

Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji
  • Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji

    2018 • Japan • Directed by Tomu Uchida

    Praised by Japanese film critics and much admired by his contemporaries, Tomu Uchida nonetheless remains a little-known in the west. His 1955 masterpiece Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji is an excellent entry point for the newcomer. Set during the Edo period, Blo...