Lady Renko

I liked this film especially for its portrayals of bushido, but I feel Lady Renko's back story eked out in various flashbacks, could have been more clearly sketched. We see there is disharmony between the lord and his subjects, but the influence and contribution of Lady Renko to that unrest, doesn't seem all that overt. It just seems somewhat strange that Sanzaemon apparently holds Renko responsible for the disquiet. Similarly the antagonism between the 2 lords' clans/houses is only hinted at towards the end, rather than drawn to our attention earlier. 🐭