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Gonza the Spearman

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Action & Adventure Drama 19862h 6mOn: The Criterion Channel Tags: Adaptation Country: Japan

The tragic story of Gonza, a handsome ladies man, set in the Tokagawa Period, a time in which appearences are very important. Gonza competes with Bannojo for the honor to perform the tea ceremony to celebrate the birth of an heir to the lord of their clan. To see the sacred tea scrolls Gonza promises to marry the daughter of the family which possesses them, even though he is unofficially engaged to another. When studying the scrolls with Osai, the mother of the house, Bannajo sneaks into the house and steals their obis and runs through the town proclaiming the two as adulterers.Gonza the Spearman featuring Hiromi Gô and Shima Iwashita is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel. It's an action & adventure and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (344 votes).

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Masahiro Shinoda


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#50,448 Ranked Movie

#1436 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#3794 Ranked in Adaptation Movies

#27491 Ranked in Drama Movies

Gonza the Spearman has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (344 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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