During the last days of Japan?s Edo period, a samurai named Seibei is struggling between supporting his poor family and his duty as a samurai. The days of the samurai are almost over now, duels are forbidden and the sword is no longer an object of respect as it was used to be. Seibei?s duties are now limited to that of a simple clerk in the clan office. Since the death of his beloved wife, Seibei?s life has never been so hard. With two young girls, a sick mother at home and 50 bales of rice a year, Seibei wishes he could live a peaceful life as a peasant instead of a poor one as a samurai.
However, things take another turn when Tomoe, his old friend?s young sister, is coming back to live in the village. Seibei and Tomoe have been friends since their childhood, but destiny has separated them and now they might have a chance to make a new start together. With a beautiful cinematography, an interesting story and great characters to back it up, Twilight Samurai is another great samurai historical movie from Japan.