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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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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:
13 wins & 22 nominations See more »
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(13 articles)
User Reviews:
One of the best I've seen.. See more (112 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kôji Yakusho ... Shinzaemon Shimada

Takayuki Yamada ... Shinrokuro Shimada
Yûsuke Iseya ... Koyata Kiga
Ikki Sawamura ... Gunjiro Mitsuhashi
Arata Furuta ... Heizo Sahara
Sôsuke Takaoka ... Yasokichi Hioki
Seiji Rokkaku ... Mosuke Otake
Kazuki Namioka ... Rihei Ishizuka
Kôen Kondô ... Yahachi Horii
Yûma Ishigaki ... Gannai Higuchi
Masataka Kubota ... Shojiro Ogura

Tsuyoshi Ihara ... Kujuro Hirayama
Hiroki Matsukata ... Saheita Kuranaga
Kazue Fukiishi ... Tsuya / Upashi

Mitsuki Tanimura ... Chise Makino
Takumi Saitô ... Uneme Makino
Shinnosuke Abe ... Genshiro Deguchi
Shôzô Uesugi
Ayumu Saitô
Hajime Inoue
Atsushi Haruta
Yûya Takagawa
Hiroshi Tatsumi
Akemi Sakurai
Sakurako Moteki ... Amputated Woman

Megumi Kagurazaka ... Otake

Masaaki Uchino ... Zusho Mamiya
Ken Mitsuishi ... Judayu Asakawa
Ittoku Kishibe ... Village Elder
Mikijirô Hira ... Sir Doi
Kôshirô Matsumoto ... Yukie Makino
Gorô Inagaki ... Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira
Masachika Ichimura ... Hanbei Kito
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nizaemon Kataoka
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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
Yûji Shimamoto .... co-executive producer
Yoshinari Shimatani .... co-executive producer
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
Takahiro Ôno .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
Cinematography by
Nobuyasu Kita (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kenji Yamashita 
 
Production Design by
Yuji Hayashida 
 
Costume Design by
Kazuhiro Sawataishi 
 
Art Department
Isao Tsuge .... art director: characters
 
Sound Department
Daniel Cabrera Majada .... spanish sap mixer
Daniel Cabrera Majada .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Natsuko Watanabe .... compositor
 
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
 

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Additional Details

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:
Actor Kôji Yakusho and Gorô Inagaki also played as opponents in Warai No Daigaku (University of Laughs, 2004).See more »
Quotes:
Koyata:Why are you samurai so arrogant?See more »
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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
One of the best I've seen.., 5 September 2011
Author: robertestx from United States

This movie has an immense amount of depth for a movie of it's genre. There are many things about this movie that motivated me to rank it as I did. Starting with the acting - from the main characters, their roles, words, facial expressions, movements - done with such sincerity. Honest, real emotions. It gives you a glimpse into a world where honor is defined and mutated by the hearts of men. One Samurai, honors and views his position as a guardian of the people, able to see, comprehend, and act upon injustice. And the other Samurai? His heart is not towards the people, but has, as I've said mutated into an honor, that seemingly cloaked in the traditional honor of serving and protecting his lord, is really mutated into a self-serving, blinded existence that could potentially be his downfall. Who knows? Who triumphs in this movie? Be prepared to be surprised on many levels! The swordplay is bar none in my opinion. The landscape genuine, with fantastic cinematography. As many movies in this genre, there are moments of 'over-the-top' exclamatory remarks that often typify a Shogun/Samurai flick, this just keeps reminding you that an American producer with more eye for gore than plot is NOT at the helm of this ship. This movie has it all for me. It has a plot, a story line that will have you remembering the 7 Samurai, The Magnificent 7, and a little of the A-Team, but done so in a remarkable fashion, executed in a classical, raw, well orchestrated fashion. I will watch this again. I will undoubtedly see more to this movie then, than now. And that will be a treat unto itself. If you are a fan of the Samurai/Shogun genre of film. Watch this. pop the popcorn or whatever, but don't drink too much because you will not want to get up, even for a bathroom break on this one!

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