Sumodo: The Successors of Samurai Sumodo - Samurai wo tsugu monotachi
DIRECTED BY Sakata Eiji
COUNTRY Japan RUN TIME 104 minutes
The world of sumo wrestling has always been something of a mystery to the world at large. Who are these gigantic athletes who willingly, violently collide with one another? Sumodo: The Successors of Samurai peels back the curtain on this invigorating sport by exploring the lives of the wrestlers themselves. Featuring rare footage of rikishi in training, the film offers a portrait of two dedicated wrestlers as they train, eat, and compete in larger-than-life tournaments in their quest to attain sumo’s highest rank.
LANGUAGE Japanese with subtitles
Available to stream starting August 4, 2021 @ 6:30pm CT, with a 24-hour watch window.
Featuring a livestream Q&A with director Sakata Eiji on the streaming platform at 8:45pm CT following the film.
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