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- Movie: Taboo
- Romaji: Gohatto
- Japanese: 御法度
- Director: Nagisa Oshima
- Writer: Ryotaro Shiba (novel), Nagisa Oshima
- Producer: Shigehiro Nakagawa, Eiko Oshima, Kazuo Shimizu
- Cinematography: Toyomichi Kurita
- Release Date: December 18, 1999
- Runtime: 104 Min.
- Distributor: Shochiku
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
The movie takes place in Kyoto around 1865, in the last days of traditional samurai. Threatened by new kinds of fighting, new channels of power and the opening of the country to the West, the men of the Shinsen-gumi troop adhere all the more rigidly to the samurai code, even enforcing death as a punishment for severe violations. It is strange that a candidate as effeminate as Sozaburo would be one of two finalists chosen after sword-fighting auditions, but then again there is a look in the eye of Capt. Hijikata (Beat Takeshi) that hints of hidden agendas.
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