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Katen no shiro (2009)

An achievement-type of story: a builder/carpenter/architect goes through trials and tribulations to construct an impressive castle for his employer, the major Japanese historical figure, Oda Nobunaga.

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(based on the novel by) (as Kenichi Yamamoto), (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Toshiyuki Nishida ...
Mataemon Okabe
Saki Fukuda ...
Rin Okaba
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shôzô Endô ...
Osaka Businessman
Mido Fukui ...
Girl
Renji Ishibashi ...
Ikagami Goroemon
Takuya Ishida ...
Ichizo
Mami Kumagaya ...
Fusa
Jun'ichi Kômoto ...
Hashiba Hideyoshi
Ken Maeda ...
Tomekichi
Miki Mizuno ...
Une
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Tonami Sebe
Tokuma Nishioka ...
Niwa Nagahide
Naoto Ogata ...
Oshoya Jinbay
Jyonmyon Pe ...
Taske
Takashi Sasano ...
Kiso Yoshimasa
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An achievement-type of story: a builder/carpenter/architect goes through trials and tribulations to construct an impressive castle for his employer, the major Japanese historical figure, Oda Nobunaga.

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jidai geki | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Drama | History

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12 September 2009 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Castle Under Fiery Skies  »

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The movie is the story of the construction of Aizuchi castle. The castle was real, it was completed in 1576 and destroyed in 1585. It had for its time many innovations compared to other Japanese castles, for example thick walls of stone in defense of cannon fire.Okabe (Mataemon), the builder and Oda (Nobunaga), the warlord for whom the castle is built, were real historical people. The castle's name also used to name the era the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1568 to 1600). See more »

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One of my first opportunities to see a foreign movie was a great choice!
7 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

This is a spectacular movie.

I think I mostly like it because I have an engineering background and I can relate to the architect. It's so neat to hear of a story that goes back this far and see where/how architecture and engineering took place in society.

So for that reason and the fact it's a foreign film that helps me practice my Japanese language learning. I loved it!

I just wish I could find somewhere to watch it. It's not on Amazon anymore, nor Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Video. It's a bit disappointing to see such a fantastic movie like this disappear from the viewability or even, purchase, options.


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