JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available.
The Comical Tale of Nine Merchants’ Secret Resistance to the Samurai Class
The Magnificent Nine（殿、利息でござる！）(129mins, 2016)
Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura
©2016 “The Magnificent Nine” Film Partners
A film adaptation of Michifumi Isoda's original novel which is based on a true story from the middle Edo Period. This film comically depicts the efforts of Yoshiokajuku, an inn town in Sendai fief, to save themselves from impoverishment by running a moneylending enterprise against the fiefdom.
On the verge of financial crisis, the Sendai fiefdom levies a heavy tax upon its residents resulting in bankruptcies and people fleeing town in succession. Nine people including Juzaburo Kokudaya (Sadawo Abe), devise a relief plan to loan money to the fief with a partner and distribute the interest among the residents.
*In Japanese with English subtitles
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