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20080123Judith Adams's dramatisation of the famous short story by Japanese author Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

After an encounter with a bandit on the road, a samurai lies dead and his wife has been raped.

But there are three very different accounts of the event.

Travelling Monk....Derek Jacobi

Woodcutter....Rod Arthur

Old Woman....Frances Jeater

Bounty Hunter....Stephen Critchlow

Tajomaru....Shaun Prendergast

Masago....Catherine Kinsella

Voice of Takehiro....Mia Soteriou

Directed by Chris Wallis

"Judith Adams's dramatisation of the famous short story by Japanese author Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

""Judith Adams's dramatisation of the famous short story by Japanese author Ryunosuke Akutagawa. After an encounter with a bandit on the road, a samurai lies dead and his wife has been raped. But there are three very different accounts of the event.

""""Judith Adams's dramatisation of the famous short story by Japanese author Ryunosuke Akutagawa. After an encounter with a bandit on the road, a samurai lies dead and his wife has been raped. But there are three very different accounts of the event.

Directed by Chris Wallis"

"Judith Adams's dramatisation of the famous short story by Japanese author Ryunosuke Akutagawa. After an encounter with a bandit on the road, a samurai lies dead and his wife has been raped. But there are three very different accounts of the event.

Travelling Monk....Derek Jacobi

Woodcutter....Rod Arthur

Old Woman....Frances Jeater

Bounty Hunter....Stephen Critchlow

Tajomaru....Shaun Prendergast

Masago....Catherine Kinsella

Voice of Takehiro....Mia Soteriou

Directed by Chris Wallis"