Ken (film)

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Directed by Kenji Misumi
Produced by Hiroaki Fujii
Written by Kazuro Funabashi
Based on (Ken)
by Yukio Mishima
Starring Raizo Ichikawa
Yûsuke Kawazu
Hisaya Morishige
Music by Sei Ikeno
Cinematography Chishi Makiura
Distributed by Daiei Film
Release date
  • March 14, 1965 (1965-03-14)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

The Sword (, Ken) is a 1964 Japanese film directed by Kenji Misumi. [1] [2] From a screenplay by Kazuro Funabashi, based upon the short story Ken (Sword) by Yukio Mishima. [3] [4]



The story is centered on Kokubu Jiro (Raizo Ichikawa), a prominent member of his university's Kendo dojo.


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