A fine Japanese adaptation of King Lear.
Lord Hidetora (Tatsuya Nakadai) abdicates and divides his kingdom between his three sons
Number one son is shot in the back by number two son's henchman.
Number two son is tricked and his castle is attacked by number three son's allies. Defeat for number two son appears most certain.
Number three son and Lord Hidetora are killed by number two son's men.
Lord Hidetora loses his family, his kingdom, his sanity and his life.
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