Nominated for an Oscar in the 'Best Foreign Film' category. With English sub-titles and deluxe packaging that includes a photo book of films from throughout director Yoji Yamada's career. Yamada is known for his stunning portrayals that reveal the heart and soul of ordinary Japanese people. Seibei Iguchi (Hiroyuki Sanada) is a lower rank samurai of Shonai, north Japan, who after losing his wife looks after his two young daughters and his old mother. He is called 'Twilight Seibei' by his colleagues as he always leave his work at twilight to return home. He finds happiness in looking after his daugters and unlike his colleagues is unconcerned about getting promoted to a higher rank. A moving film, the love story element provided by co-star, Rie Miyazawa.