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“Chushingura,” the fictionalized story of a real-life revenge plot carried out by 47 ronin (masterless samurai), has been told and retold in every medium from traditional puppet theater to films. There was even a dire 2013 Hollywood version starring Keanu Reeves as a fictional member of the ronin plotters.

Yoshihiro Nakamura, who also made the feudal-era films “The Magnificent Nine” (2016) and “Mumon: The Land of Stealth” (2017), now gives us yet another version of the “Chushingura” story: “The 47 Ronin in Debt.” Based on Hirofumi Yamamoto’s non-fiction book, it is the definition of an “only for Japan” movie — and not only because “Chushingura” is little known in the wider world.

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