Kitagawa Keiko get revenge in 'Hana no Ato'
Japanese beauty Kitagawa Keiko takes the lead role in an adaptation of the short story by the late Shuhei Fujisawa. Does that name sound familiar? It should as we have talked about his works a few times around here. You might know some other films that have been adapted from his other works. You know, Yoji Yamada's superb Samurai Trilogy: The Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, and Love and Honor. Yes. THAT Samurai Trilogy. Needless to say I don't think there will be any question about the quality of the source material. This adaptation will be directed by Kenji Nakanishi.
Kitagawa plays Ito, a skilled swordswoman who is the daughter of a warrior. Ito falls in love with another member of her clan (Shuntaro Miyao), but after he commits suicide due to a plot by the clan's leader (Kamejiro Ichikawa), she takes up her sword to exact revenge.