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Director:
Writers:
Kazuaki Kiriya (original story)
Kazuaki Kiriya (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 May 2009 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi)... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
a stunning visual treat See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yôsuke Eguchi ... Goemon Ishikawa
Takao Ohsawa ... Saizo Kirigakure
Ryôko Hirosue ... Chacha Asai
Jun Kaname ... Mitsunari Ishida
Gori ... Sasuke Sarutobi
Mikijirô Hira ... Rikyu Sen
Masatô Ibu ... Ieyasu Tokugawa
Tetsuji Tamayama ... Matahachi
Hashinosuke Nakamura ... Nobunaga Oda
Eiji Okuda ... Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Choi Hong Man ... Gao
Susumu Terajima ... Hanzo Hattori
Eriko Satô ... Courtesan Yoshino
Erika Toda ... Courtesan Yukiri
Mayu Tsuruta ... Koheita's mother
Ryô ... Goemon's mother
Ema Fujisawa ... Okichi

Mayumi Sada ... Orin
Arashi Fukasawa ... Koheita
Mayuko Fukuda ... Chacha - teenage
Ryohei Hirota ... Goemon - teenage
Tokimasa Tanabe ... Goemon - youth
Takeru Satô ... Saizo - youth
Yoshikazu Ebisu ... Owner of Sobaya
Naomasa Musaka ... Kinokuniya Bunzaemon
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Yashichi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryôhei Abe
Gibson
Yûki Ishida
Kazuaki Kiriya ... Mitsuhide Akechi
Shôken Kunimoto
Lina
Shôichirô Masumoto
Akihiko Muramatsu
Taishin Ohtsuka
Udo Suzuki
Shûji Yamamoto

Directed by
Kazuaki Kiriya 
 
Writing credits
Kazuaki Kiriya (original story)

Kazuaki Kiriya (screenplay) and
Tetsurô Takita (screenplay)

Produced by
Takashige Ichise .... producer
Kazuaki Kiriya .... producer
Yoshiya Nagasawa .... associate producer
Yûji Ueda .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Akihiko Matsumoto 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuaki Kiriya 
 
Film Editing by
Kazuaki Kiriya 
Chisako Yokoyama 
 
Casting by
Masashi Yamaguchi 
 
Production Design by
Yuji Hayashida 
 
Costume Design by
Vaughan Alexander 
Tina Kalivas 
 
Makeup Department
Tomo Hyakutake .... special makeup effects artist
Ryoji Inagaki .... key hair stylist
Ryoji Inagaki .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Yutaka Tachibana .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kazuhiko Kondô .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Yoshihito Akatsuka .... art department producer
Atsuo Hirai .... set designer
Tomomi Nishio .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Mizuki Itou .... sound effects editor
Masato Yano .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Tomo Hyakutake .... model maker
Tomo Hyakutake .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Takuya Fujita .... visual effects producer
Kôji Nozaki .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Seiji Mori .... action coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenji Tanabe .... camera operator
Kenji Ushiba .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Motoyuki Kawase .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Eishi Segawa .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Hiroko Stanhope .... assitant: Taka Ichise
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Legend of Goemon" - International (English title) (festival title)
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Runtime:
Japan:128 min
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
a stunning visual treat, 25 August 2010
Author: thisissubtitledmovies from www.subtitledonline.com

Goemon proved an Asian box office hit on its cinematic release. Helmed with a bold fresh eye for visuals by Casshern director Kiriya Kazuaki, Goemon is a multi-layered historic action epic tinged with fantasy and impressive swordplay. With elements of Western legends such as Robin Hood and the mythical Pandora's Box thrown in, Goemon is ultimately the story of one man's battle with his need to be free and his destiny.

The film perhaps would've been better in two parts, or even as a trilogy, to allow time to completely unlock each integral character's own story and ambitions.

Goemon is a stunning visual treat, but too convoluted in essential plot points. Undoubtedly watchable, it falls short of the epic it wants to be by simply trying much too hard. JM

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