In October 1600, the battle of Sekigahara changed the fate of Japan forever, ending the Sengoku period and ushering in a new era. In this stunning epic film from director Masato Harada (EMPEROR IN AUGUST, KAKEKOMI), starring Koji Yakusho in the lead as Ieyasu Tokugawa, this fateful battle is brought to life in blazing glory, for the first time ever on the big screen.
Honing in on those close to Togukawa and his rival Mitsunari (Junichi Okada), Harada frames the deeply complex story expertly around straight-arrow loyalist Mitsunari whose fatal flaw as a general is a stubborn reluctance to adapt to unpleasant new circumstances, and Ieyasu, the canny strategist ready, willing and able to finagle his way to success. A tale of betrayal, intrigue, espionage, war, and love, SEKIGAHARA is a must-see at HIFF 2017. Director Masato Harada will be in attendance.
Synopsis written by: Anna Page