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Bunraku --  In a world without guns, a mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett) walks into a strange town terrorized by the ruthless Nicola (Ron Perlman) and his army of thugs, headed by nine deadly assassins. The drifter is forced to trust a young samurai (Gackt) looking to restore his family's honor, and the local bartender (Woody Harrelson) who has been secretly awaiting a dream team to help overthrow Nicola’s tyrannical regime.
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Boaz Davidson (story)
Guy Moshe (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 November 2011 (South Korea) See more »
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A civilized weapon for uncivilized times See more »
Plot:
The story of a a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Josh Hartnett ... The Drifter

Gackt ... Yoshi (as Gackt Camui)

Woody Harrelson ... The Bartender

Ron Perlman ... Nicola

Kevin McKidd ... Killer No. 2

Demi Moore ... Alexandra
Shun Sugata ... Uncle
Emily Kaiho ... Momoko

Jordi Mollà ... Valentine

Mike Patton ... The Narrator (voice)

Shahar Sorek ... Killer No. 3 / Mirror Drifter

Fernando Chien ... Killer No. 4
Yoshio Iizuka ... Killer No.5

Kofi Yiadom ... Killer No. 6

Aaron Toney ... Killer No. 7
Razvan Gheorghiu ... Killer No. 8

Holland Diaz ... Killer No. 9
Florian Ciprian ... Killer No. 10
Andrei Araditz ... Croupier

Chris Brewster ... Punk Leader

Neil D'Monte ... The Pianist

Mark Ivanir ... Eddie
Alin Panc ... Card Dealer
Gabi Rauta ... Nicola's Assistant Casino
Vali Rupita ... Gregor

Gabriel Spahiu ... Boris Patz

Larnell Stovall ... Red Army Commander

Maria-Antoaneta Tudor ... Brass Knuckle Girl
Wong Di Jr. ... Host
George Ivascu ... Cab Driver
Linca Manolache ... Prostitute
Ciprian Dumitrascu ... Bouncer 1
Doru Firica ... Bouncer 2
Bogdan Uritescu ... Mob Office Supervisor

Andreea Paduraru ... Female Assistant
Constantin Barbulescu ... Absin the Den Owner
Luminita Stoianovici ... Absinthe Den Waitress
Cezara Dafinescu ... Lady

Neculai Predica ... Casino Employee

Marcel Iures ... Chief of Police
Dorin Zaharia ... Ivan
Theodor Danetti ... General
Oliver Toderita ... Lowlife #1
Zoltan Butuc ... Lowlife #2

Samuel Vauramo ... Bully 1
Marius Florian ... Bully 2
Razvan Calin ... Bully 3
Emil Hostina ... Follower #1
Bogdan Voda ... Follower #2
Ion Lupu ... Deputy Mayor

Thayr Harris ... League Member

Maxim Esterkin ... Nicola Thug #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kasey Ryne Mazak ... Host (uncredited voice)
Gabi Burlacu ... Mobster (uncredited)
Andreea Carp ... Manicure Girl (uncredited)
Dominic Geraghty ... The Investigator (uncredited)
Uri Mossinsohn ... Cards Room Spy (uncredited)
Oana Radu ... Sexy Secretary (uncredited)
Irina Saulescu ... Alexandra's Mistress (uncredited)

Directed by
Guy Moshe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Boaz Davidson  story
Guy Moshe  screenplay

Produced by
Ram Bergman .... producer
Keith Calder .... producer
Nava Levin .... producer
Albertino Matalon .... co-producer
David Matalon .... executive producer
Alex McDowell .... co-producer
Rick Nathanson .... line producer
Dane Allan Smith .... co-producer
Jessica Wu .... producer
Matthew G. Zamias .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Terence Blanchard 
 
Cinematography by
Juan Ruiz Anchía 
 
Film Editing by
Glenn Garland 
Zach Staenberg 
 
Casting by
Domnica Circiumaru 
Yumi Takada 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Chris Farmer 
 
Art Direction by
Adrian Curelea 
Priscilla Elliott 
Michael E. Goldman (supervising art director)
Anca Perja 
 
Set Decoration by
Malcolm Stone 
 
Costume Design by
Donna Zakowska 
 
Makeup Department
Lynda Armstrong .... hair designer
Lynda Armstrong .... makeup designer
Amy Byrne .... hair stylist
Amy Byrne .... makeup artist
Catalin Ciutu .... hair stylist
Gabi Cretan .... makeup artist
Andreea Dumitrescu .... assistant hair stylist
Gabriela Gociu .... assistant makeup artist
Grigore Maria .... makeup artist
Balázs Novák .... makeup artist
Gabriella Németh .... hair stylist
Ada Radu .... assistant makeup artist
Alina Stefan .... assistant makeup artist
Cristina Temelie .... hair stylist
Andrea Dardea Tesdall .... hair stylist (as Andreea Dardea)
Andrea Dardea Tesdall .... key makeup artist (as Andreea Dardea)
 
Production Management
Uri Mossinsohn .... production supervisor
Rick Nathanson .... production manager
Gabriel Popescu .... unit production manager
Giancarlo J. Sini .... production manager
Giancarlo J. Sini .... production supervisor
Dane Allan Smith .... post-production supervisor
Andreea Stanculeanu .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simona Dinu .... second assistant director
James Andrew Haven .... second assistant director
Leehe Levin .... second assistant director: second unit
Guy Livneh .... second unit director
Mihaela Mihai .... third assistant director
Ciprian Nistorescu .... second second assistant director (2009)
Mark Taylor .... first assistant director: second unit
Charlie Watson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mihai Alecsa .... construction coordinator
Daniel Alexandru .... sculptor
Oana Babes .... art department coordinator
Cristian Baluta .... property master
Aric Cheng .... set designer
Neil D'Monte .... storyboard artist
Vraciu Eduard Daniel .... construction coordinator
Florin Gavrila .... scenic painter
Mark Goerner .... conceptual artist
Gabriel Higgins .... property master
Liviu Hoisan .... graphics coordinator
Arjuna Imel .... set designer
Tammy S. Lee .... set designer
Thomas Machan .... set designer
Liviu Marcu .... sculptor
Iasar Memedali .... assistant property master
Chad Owens .... set designer
Vlad Panaitescu .... set construction manager
Adrian Popa .... set decorator assistant
Anne Porter .... set designer
Raj Rihal .... concept artist
Serban Rotariu .... set designer
Geaniloni Sandru .... scenic painter
Eusebiu Sirbu .... scenic artist
Adrian Ungureanu .... on-set painter
Nathaniel West .... concept artist
 
Sound Department
Andrei Chirosca .... adr recordist: Romania
Kelly Cole .... adr recordist
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Dumitru Florin .... boom operator
Terry Garcia .... assistant sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Allen Hartz .... adr editor
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist
Scott Hecker .... supervising sound editor
Rick Hromadka .... sound designer
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Cozma Marius-serban .... boom operator
Dave Nelson .... narration recordist
Myron Nettinga .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric A. Norris .... sound designer
Derek Pippert .... supervising foley editor
Miguel Rivera .... dialogue and adr supervisor
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Mac Ruth .... production sound mixer
Roy Seeger .... assistant sound editor
Unsun Song .... re-recording mix technician
Pál Szûrös .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Stegaru Adrian .... special effects
Adrian Nica .... special effects technician
Adrian Popescu .... special effects supervisor
George Tudoran .... special effects technician
Mihai Tudoran .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Dvir Ackerman .... previs supervisor
Renee Aldridge .... drs operator
Gerard Andal .... digital artist
Kyle Andal .... digital artist: RotoFactory
Jason Arrieta .... digital compositor
Christian Aubert .... technical director
Matthew Beightol .... digital artist
Vasiliy Bogdanov .... digital effects artist: Algous Studio
Jason Bond .... visual effects artist
Jürgen Brunner .... texture artist
Alon Chitayat .... digital artist
Eric D. Christensen .... visual effects producer: Factory VFX
Craig Clark .... visual effects
Erin Clark .... digital artist
Rene Clark .... scanning & film recording artist
Tyler Cote .... compositor
Liz Crawford .... visual effects producer
Stuart Cripps .... digital compositor
Keith Croket .... visual effects assistant editor
Steven De Keninck .... in house development
Victor DiMichina .... visual effects producer
Geoff DuQuette .... digital artist
Craig Edwards .... visual effects artist: Origami Digital
B.J. Farmer .... post production coordinator
David Fogg .... digital compositor
Wouter Gadeyne .... in house development
Eugene Golovanov .... digital effects artist: Algous Studio
Nikolay Goryaev .... digital effects artist: Algous Studio
Jon Gourley .... visual effects artist: Origami Digital
Kris Gregg .... scanning & film recording artist: Modern Videofilm
Alexey Gusev .... visual effects supervisor: Algous Studio (as Aleksey Gusev)
Chris Harding .... visual effects coordinator
Kyoko Hattori .... visual effects assistant
Daniel Hawley .... scanning & film recording artist
Jotham Herzon .... previsualization supervisor: Proof
Bryan M. Higgins .... digital rotoscoper
Timothy Hoffman .... senior lighting technical director
Holly Gregory Horter .... visual effects artist
Oliver Hotz .... visual effects supervisor
Carl Jacobson .... scanning & film recording artist
Ton Kern .... visual effects artist: Algous Studio (as Toni Aks)
Dan Knight .... compositor
Kurt Lawson .... compositor
Randy Little .... digital compositor
Dimitri Loginowski .... visual effects artist
Alan Marques .... associate visual effects supervisor
Linda Marques .... visual effects assistant
Karen McCarthy .... drs operator: Modern Videofilm
Corbin Mehl .... digital compositor
Corbin Mehl .... title designer
Juan Melgoza .... digital effects supervisor
David Miles .... digital production manager: Factory VFX (as David Miles Wolkind)
Peter Moc .... scanning & film recording artist
Travis Moore .... digital artist
Ricardo Nadu .... digital artist
Toby Newell .... compositor
Meghan L. Noble .... visual effects editor
Jordan Nounnan .... previsualization artist: Proof
Catherine Ode .... digital effects artist: Algous Studio
Marlon Perez .... digital artist
Chris E. Peterson .... digital artist
Peter Pflaum .... digital artist: texture artist
Emanuel Rosario .... visual effects artist
Matthew A. Rubin .... visual effects producer: Origami Digital
Aldo Ruggiero .... compositor
Parker Sellers .... previsualization artist: Proof
Jay Shindell .... visual effects
Dane Allan Smith .... visual effects producer
Katerina Soloveva .... digital effects artist: Algous Studio
Marcus Stokes .... visual effects
Ranko Tadic .... previsualization artist: Proof
Britton Taylor .... digital effects artist
Radley Teruel .... digital artist
Ed Thompson .... scanning & film recording artist
Emily Towers .... visual effects coordinator: Origami Digital
Micole Toyloy .... digital artist
Pavel Trotsenko .... digital effects artist: Algous Studio
Dmitry Ushanov .... digital effects supervisor: Algous Studio
Emily Goff Voorhies .... digital artist
Chris Wells .... visual effects artist
Shane Christopher Wicklund .... digital compositor: Origami Digital
Shannon Wiggins .... roto/paint lead
Will Wira .... digital artist
Christal Wolgamott .... digital production manager: Factory VFX [us]
Dione Wood .... visual effects producer: Pixel Magic
Andrey Zhidkov .... digital effects artist: Algous Studio
Vince Auletta .... digital artist (uncredited)
Michael Honrada .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Radu-Gabriel Alexandrescu .... stunt performer
Clayton J. Barber .... stunt coordinator
Chris Brewster .... stunt double: Kevin McKidd/Woody Harrelson
Gabi Burlacu .... stunts
Artimon Catalin .... stunts
Fernando Chien .... stunts
Andrew Chin .... stunt double: Gackt Camui
Cristian Mihai Chirila .... stunt performer
Florian Ciprian .... stunts
Musina Constantin-Justin .... stunt performer
David Chan Cordeiro .... stunts
Cincan Daniel .... stunt performer
Holland Diaz .... stunts
Ciprian Dumitrascu .... stunt coordinator
Justin Eaton .... stunt double: Josh Hartnett
Luminita Filimon .... stunt performer
Marius Florian .... key stunt rigger
Razvan Gheorghiu .... stunts
Thayr Harris .... utility stunts
Vlad Iacob .... utility stunts
Yoshio Iizuka .... utility stunts
Mihai Iliescu .... stunts
Mihai Ionita .... stunt performer
Ralf Koch .... assistant stunt coordinator
Daniel Pisica .... stunts
Doru Raceala .... utility stunts
Florin Stancu .... stunt actor
Nicolae Stoica .... stunts
Larnell Stovall .... fight coordinator
Valeriu Tomescu .... stunts
Aaron Toney .... stunts
Maria-Antoaneta Tudor .... stunt performer
Andrei Vintileanu .... stunts
Dorin Zaharia .... stunts
Roxana Andronescu .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jake Huang .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cos Aelenei .... still photographer
Ciobanu Alin .... electrician
Lupsa Armand .... rigging gaffer
Dragos Badea .... assistant camera
Andrei Badescu .... grip
Daniel Balteanu .... best boy
Andrei Barbu .... camera operator
Cristian Batran .... assistant camera
George Besel .... grip
Ian Bird .... key grip
Stefano Biscaro .... flight head technician
Radu Bondoc .... video assist operator
Toni Cartu .... camera operator
Catalin Ciobanu .... electrician
Radu Cioplea .... film loader
Cristian Cocoroiu .... video assist
Daniel Cojanu .... camera operator
Moldoveanu Constantin .... assistant camera
Sandu Constantin .... electrician
Alex Cosma .... lighting technician
Fericean Cosmin .... Steadicam operator: second unit
Fericean Cosmin .... camera operator: second unit
Liviu Cosor .... electrician
Andrei Cretan .... focus puller: "b" camera
José Ramón Delgado .... first assistant camera
Lucian Diaconu .... gaffer: second unit
Cristian Dragos .... first assistant camera
Marian Duca .... key crane operator
Dragut Dumitru .... key grip (as Dumitru Dragut)
Adrian Ion .... electrician
Aaron Jacobs .... grip/electric swing
Catalin Kislinger .... camera operator
Guy Livneh .... director of photography: second unit
Ionut Lupulescu .... first assistant camera
Ionel Mandruta .... assistant camera
Catalin Nicolae .... electrician
Florin Niculae .... gaffer (as Florin Nicolae)
Razvan Paslaru .... key grip
Marian Paun .... video assist
Romeo Racman .... grip (as Racman Romeo)
Adrian Sandor .... first assistant camera
Octavian Sotir .... assistant camera
Bogdan Stanciu .... Steadicam operator: "a" camera
Aurelian Stoica .... grip
Anton Surdu .... lighting board operator
Anton Surdu .... lighting technician
Nicolae Vasile .... electrician
 
Animation Department
Michael James Luzzi .... animator: title sequence
Michael James Luzzi .... character designer: title sequence
Guilherme Marcondes .... sequence director (title sequence)
Harry Porudominsky .... character animator
 
Casting Department
Anis Doroftei .... extras casting
Laura Grosu .... extras casting
Yutaka Tachibana .... additional casting
Liliana Toma .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rotariu Andreea .... costume assistant
Ana Andrei .... on-set costumer
Adina Bucur .... costume supervisor
Mariana Bujoi .... key costume breakdown artist
Eli Calin .... costume assistant
Alina Dan .... set costumer
Oana Draghici .... costume supervisor
Cristina Ghergheli .... wardrobe assistant
Erika Lilienthal .... costume assistant
Michael Sharpe .... first assistant costume designer
Carmen Stefan .... costume assistant
Rosca Stefan .... wardrobe breakdown assistant
 
Editorial Department
Catrinel Balaban .... apprentice editor
Robert Berman .... visual effects editor
Paul Carlin .... digital intermediate editor
Marisa Clayton .... digital intermediate producer: Modern VideoFilm
Joe Finley .... digital film colorist
Nicholas Hasson .... smoke editor
Blake Maniquis .... additional editor
Bryan Park .... film scanning operator: Modern VideoFilm
Joel T. Pashby .... first assistant editor
Eric A. Reid .... post production consultant
Corry Seeholzer .... post-production assistant
Sarah Beth Shapiro .... first assistant editor
Cristian Stoica .... assistant editor (as Christian Stoica)
 
Music Department
Howard Drossin .... orchestrator
Zigmund Gron .... music editor
Greg Hayes .... music scoring mixer
Yossi Shakked .... additional music mixer
Ben Watkins .... composer: additional music
Ben Watkins .... end credits
 
Transportation Department
Sorin Dinu .... transportation coordinator
Razvan Samson .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Noor Ahmed .... production legal
Clayton J. Barber .... action designer
Rus Bianca .... production assistant
Alisa Buckley .... unit publicist
Madalina Bugeanu .... extras coordinator
Mihai Busuioc .... production accountant
Anca Butoi .... accounting assistant
John M. Campbell .... epk director
Ceili Clemens .... puppeteer: title sequence
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Simina Cosma .... production secretary
David Danberg .... craft service: reshoots
Iulian Danut .... pa.
Tal Fiala .... account executive
Ruxandra Ghitescu .... script supervisor
Johanna Goldstein .... post production assistant
Chris Harding .... production coordinator
Haruka Hashimoto .... translator
Cristi Hulea .... production assistant
Yuki Ishimaru .... script translator
Ulysses Jones .... puppeteer: title sequence
Razvan Lazarescu .... assistant accountant
Megan McNerney .... puppeteer: title sequence
Radu Vaida Muntean .... production assistant
Mirabela Nedelcu .... production coordinator
Adam Pagdon .... lead puppeteer: title sequence
Mike Park .... production legal counsel
Dorina Popa .... cashier
Titi Radoaie .... production staff
Ryan W. Reid .... network administrator
Chantal Robson .... choreographer
Tara A. Senior .... production legal counsel
Giancarlo J. Sini .... financial controller
Daniela Soare .... extras coordinator
Radu Stoenescu .... production assistant
James H. Thomas .... english coach
James H. Thomas .... English coach
Iulian Timofte .... set key production assistant
Sharon Watt .... script supervisor
Dale Wyatt .... dialogue coach
Giuseppe Ferlito .... personal assistant: Jordi Mollà (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for bloody violence and language
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Snoot Entertainment's Keith Calder decided to produce Bunraku (2010) because he has always loved films in the 'no-name stranger coming to town and ending up in a bigger struggle' genre. Bunraku (2010) was for him the opportunity to take this genre and spin it on its head and bring a unique and strong visual style to it.See more »
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The Narrator:Long before the dawn of man, strife was already a major component of life. Wherever a creature shared a piece of land with another, it was just a matter of time until a struggle for resources would ensue. Man was no different, showcasing a perverse fascination with violence...
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59 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
A Movie well worth the effort, 13 September 2011
Author: kamikaze_al from Russia

I must say at least to all the viewers who expect something else from this movie, you really need to understand what Bunraku is. It's a one word title. That itself tells you what to expect from the movie. With the amazing star-cast, each one does justice to his little role with ease. The script is not demanding so the acting is sombre in accordance with the characters. I really did not know what to expect from this movie and truthfully had to look up the meaning of Bunraku in the end of the film. I was awed with the direction, it takes some really amazing talent to put a script like this on film and gt it interesting. For every penny worth, if I were 10 yeas old, I'd love the movie, I'm 35 now and love it even more. Starting from Pac-Man up to Afro Samurai and from the Wild west to Shichinin no samurai, the Script Writer and Director have left no stone unturned. The movie is very very aesthetically pleasing in context to the title. I remember as kids when we had the pop-up story books, I couldn't have imagined anything better than this movie in my head. The movie may not be for everyone...... But for people who can appreciate the difference from run of the mill animation and Tarantino like action, here a movie worth watching a few times.

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Reminiscent of Japanese Surrealistic Westerns bobconstans
Yoshi/Gackt=Ukyo Tachibana (Videogame character)? thedarklantern
Very enjoyable movie, but I would have liked more black faces thedarklantern
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