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Jûsan-nin no shikaku
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13 Assassins -- A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.
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13 Assassins -- Cult director Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era. 13 Assassins is centered around a group of elite samurai who are secretly enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord.

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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:
16 wins & 23 nominations See more »
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(13 articles)
User Reviews:
413th Review: Excellent Samurai Movie And One Of The Films Of The Year See more (117 total) »

Cast

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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
Takahiro Ohno .... 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
 
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 
 
Production Management
Shin'ya Zenda .... production manager
 
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
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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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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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Why is The Bandit still alive after being stabbed by Lord Naritsugu's sword?
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57 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
413th Review: Excellent Samurai Movie And One Of The Films Of The Year, 10 May 2011
Author: intelearts from the big screen

This is an epic masterpiece and is clearly a cut above most films in direction, acting, and cinematography. But what really sets it apart is that it connects the viewer to Bushido and has those values firmly at its core.

The sadistic tyrant who must be assassinated or Japan will turn once more to feudal warfare is told with verve and elan, but also with real dignity and a great sense of pace. The first hour is simply superb as we watch the recruiting and planning of the assassins. The second hour is a maelstrom of action with katanas flashing and impossible odds. I actually preferred the first half in the main, but absolutely no complaints with the action either.

All in all, this is simply, by far and away, the best action film of 2011 so far, but putting in a genre does not do it justice - for this reviewer, it is the most complete cinematic experience since Winter's Bone and is that rare animal these days - a film that looks, feels, and produces the sensation of film rather than TV.

Probably one of the better films (Japanese or otherwise) I have seen this decade without exaggeration - it actually attempts to embody Bushido and understand the meaning and purpose of the Shogunate and the Samurai - plus Katanas - oh yes - lots and lots of katanas.....

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