Zatoichi and the Doomed Man 1965
While locked up on gambling charges, Ichi meets a man sentenced to die. He claims to be innocent, and knowing Ichi will be released, he begs him to find the one man who can prove his innocence. He also asks Ichi to tell his family he’ll be home very soon.
After such a string of adventures, Ichi is hesitant to go on this errand and chooses to walk the other way, but fate (as well as an inept con man’s scheme) puts him right smack dab in the middle. Soon Ichi learns that friends are foes, greed is God and everyone is somehow related. Oh, Ichi, such is your lot in life: round and round the circle goes.