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A successful businessman searches for his Samurai ancestors in a war-torn African nation.

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Haroun Al-Hakim
Duncan Regehr ...
Bill Armstrong
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Jack Heller ...
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Victor Melleney ...
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Foziah Davidson ...
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Nomsisi Kwazi ...
Zohani's daughter
Nomsa Xaba ...
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Fats Bookholane ...
Witchdoctor
Patrick Shai ...
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A successful businessman searches for his Samurai ancestors in a war-torn African nation.

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probably one of the better movies made lately

this movie had a lot of outstanding acting and a very powerful story base. it is to bad that most people would only watch the movie but yet they would not understand the message of tiriny and oppression contained within the story. the fact that japan would turn its back on it own traditions in order to embrace the ways of the western civilization.

i have reviewed it many times and each time i have learnt more about the ways of the Japanese samurai and of Japanese tradition. many would just watch this move for the blood and guts but there is a deeper meaning within its plot. for instance: that a man, one man can open his eyes to what his enemies are fighting for and to change his opinion, teaches us that many times we would walk into situations knowing only half the facts. or that while one may seem to think that he is one the right side of a battle, when he sees the other side of the coin that his opinion could possibly change. this movie, although it was written in Hollywood, it has a lot of research behind it. the battles could have been a little more detailed but it held the compassion of war.


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