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Samurai (2002)
"Samouraïs" (original title)

 -  Action  -  19 June 2002 (France)
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Half a century ago, a Japanese family summoned a demon known as Kodeni to dispose of its adversaries. Once the killing was done, the family was cursed. Now, Tokyo Police Inspector Fujiwara ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyril Mourali ...
Marco
Maï Anh Le ...
Akemi
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Commissaire Fujiwara Morio
Saïd Serrari ...
Nadir
Santi Sudaros ...
Kodeni
Dara-Indo Oum ...
Nakatomi
Kevin Peracini ...
Leo
Hidetoshi Nakahashi ...
Le Samourai
Yusuke Hirayama ...
Inspecteur Endo
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Nabil
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Tyson
Onochi Seietsu ...
Police Scientifique
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Fille du Samourai (as Tsuyu Bridwell)
Ravindra Ngo ...
Kenji-X
Masahiro Endo ...
Jeune Policier
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Half a century ago, a Japanese family summoned a demon known as Kodeni to dispose of its adversaries. Once the killing was done, the family was cursed. Now, Tokyo Police Inspector Fujiwara is investigating the murder of a video game designer. The investigation leads him to a frightening discovery - the same lethal demon is about to be reborn. Fujiwara must travel to Paris and kill this unborn child who is the reincarnation of Kodeni and who threatens to destroy the world. Written by Trey Evans

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Samourai: Athanatos ektelestis  »

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European perspective on martial arts cinema
10 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Simply as an action film, this is not as bad as some comments would lead one to think. There's plenty action and it comes across fairly well.

To be sure, the plot is ridiculous, but hardly any more so than the second "star Wars" trilogy. The characters are two dimensional, but there's no pretense that they might be anything more - they're simply performers in an action film, meant to swing fists, throw ninja stars and wave guns around. They do this all as well as any group of action film performers.

The film does have one undeniable positive - a rare later appearance by Yasuaki Kurata, one of the grand masters of martial arts cinema, who played a dozen bad guys for Shaw Brothers in the 1970s, and who some may remember as the aging karate master confronted by Jet Li in "Fist of Legend". He looks remarkably fit for his age, and still able to act and perform martial arts.

I would certainly caution potential viewers not to have high expectations for this film; but I wasn't all that insulted; and it was fascinating to watch a European perspective on martial arts cinema for a change.


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