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Director:
Writers:
Kaneo Ikegami (based on a screenplay by)
Daisuke Tengan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 September 2010 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
Take up your sword.
Plot:
A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
16 wins & 25 nominations See more »
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(12 articles)
User Reviews:
13 Samurai brought together in a spectacular film.... See more (129 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kaneo Ikegami  based on a screenplay by
Daisuke Tengan  screenplay

Produced by
Takashi Hirajô .... executive producer
Minami Ichikawa .... producer
Hiroaki Kitano .... co-executive producer
Tomoko Machida .... co-executive producer
Shigeji Maeda .... producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa .... executive producer
Toshiyasu Ohmiya .... co-executive producer
Takahiro Ohno .... producer
Yûji Shimamoto .... co-executive producer
Yoshishige Shimatani .... co-executive producer (as Yoshinari Shimatani)
Tôichirô Shiraishi .... producer
Kazuomi Susaki .... co-producer
Jeremy Thomas .... executive producer
Michio Uematsu .... co-executive producer
Hisashi Usui .... co-producer
Michihiko Yanagisawa .... producer
Kagami Yoshida .... co-executive producer
Kôji Yoshida .... producer
Yutaka Ônishi .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
Cinematography by
Nobuyasu Kita (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kenji Yamashita 
 
Production Design by
Yûji Hayashida 
 
Costume Design by
Kazuhiro Sawataishi 
 
Production Management
Shin'ya Zenda .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kimiyoshi Adachi .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Isao Tsuge .... art director: characters
 
Sound Department
Daniel Cabrera Majada .... spanish sap mixer
Jun Nakamura .... sound recordist
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
Daniel Cabrera Majada .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Natsuko Watanabe .... compositor
 
Stunts
Mao Asou .... stunts
Keiji Tsujii .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yoshimi Watabe .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Emi Fukuda .... casting coordinator
 
Other crew
Chiara Gelardin .... for HanWay Films
Paul Hillier .... insurance
Alainée Kent .... development executive: Recorded Picture Company
Jonathan Lynch-Staunton .... for HanWay Films
Richard Mansell .... business and legal affairs: Recorded Picture Company
Peter Watson .... managing director: Recorded Picture Company
Fabien Westerhoff .... worldwide sales: Hanway Films
Jorge Lima .... assistant publicist: international (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Jûsan-nin no shikaku" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of bloody violence, some disturbing images and brief nudity
Runtime:
141 min | 126 min (International version)
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Trivia:
Kôji Yakusho and Gorô Inagaki also played opponents in University of Laughs (2004) ("University of Laughs").See more »
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Koyata:Compared to fighting a wild bear these wounds are nothing.See more »
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25 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
13 Samurai brought together in a spectacular film...., 19 June 2011
Author: Joe from United Kingdom

If you've never seen anything by director Miike Takashi then be prepared for a no-holds barred film. I've been a bit of a fan for many years having watched some of his best known films (e.g. Audtion and The Dear or Alive trilogy) and have quite liked his style. It may disturb as much as it amazes, but you will have to acknowledge some great film-making.

The énfant terrible of Asian film-making world (according to one review I read) here he takes a complete sidestep with this take on the traditional samurai tale. A group of samurai are brought together to bring down a sadistic Lord who is expected in time to be elevated to higher levels of authority. As a foil to the group is another senior samurai figure who is hell-bent on protecting the Lord in belief that it is their duty not to take politics in their own hands but to serve.

Some very violent scenes, the story is excellent and builds up to a long battle scene which sees our heavily outnumbered group battle to complete their mission. The fight scenes are incredibly well choreographed and paced excellently, and very violent also as you would expect.

It's not just the action that is the crux of the film, but actually the story is well done and the acting is exceptional. One added member of the group (admittedly not a samurai) adds some comic relief which helps to ease the tension at times, and is a nice touch.

The settings are exceptional and the dialogue is excellent. It can be difficult to follow early on as you try to figure out the political world and the figures that are relevant in this world, but you will capture the gist of what is to be taken from it all.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and if you are into old Samurai tales then this is one for watch. Very engrossing and will likely be one for repeat viewing.

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