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Samouraïs (2002)

R | | Action | 19 June 2002 (France)
Half a century ago, a Japanese family summoned a demon known as Kodeni to dispose of its adversaries. Once the killing was done, the family was cursed. Now, Tokyo Police Inspector Fujiwara ... See full summary »

Director:

Giordano Gederlini

Writers:

Alexandre Coquelle (as Matt Alexander), Giordano Gederlini | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyril Mourali Cyril Mourali ... Marco
Maï Anh Le Maï Anh Le ... Akemi
Yasuaki Kurata ... Commissaire Fujiwara Morio
Saïd Serrari Saïd Serrari ... Nadir
Santi Sudaros Santi Sudaros ... Kodeni
Dara-Indo Oum Dara-Indo Oum ... Nakatomi
Kevin Peracini Kevin Peracini ... Leo
Hidetoshi Nakahashi Hidetoshi Nakahashi ... Le Samourai
Yusuke Hirayama Yusuke Hirayama ... Inspecteur Endo
Pascal Gentil ... Nabil
Omar Sy ... Tyson
Onochi Seietsu Onochi Seietsu ... Police Scientifique
Tsuyu Shimizu ... Fille du Samourai (as Tsuyu Bridwell)
Ravindra Ngo Ravindra Ngo ... Kenji-X
Masahiro Endo Masahiro Endo ... Jeune Policier
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Half a century ago, a Japanese family summoned a demon known as Kodeni to dispose of its adversaries. Once the killing was done, the family was cursed. Now, Tokyo Police Inspector Fujiwara is investigating the murder of a video game designer. The investigation leads him to a frightening discovery - the same lethal demon is about to be reborn. Fujiwara must travel to Paris and kill this unborn child who is the reincarnation of Kodeni and who threatens to destroy the world. Written by Trey Evans

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Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | France | Germany

Language:

French | Japanese

Release Date:

19 June 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Samourai: Athanatos ektelestis See more »

Filming Locations:

Anduze, Gard, France See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Very close to being a waste of time
17 November 2002 | by Pedro-37See all my reviews

The French action movie "Samouraïs" boasts an incoherent plot, some slightly better than average fight scenes and weak attempts at humor. Nothing that would cause any applause from the viewer, I guess.

Why watch it at all? For one, there's the music by Kenji Kawai. The legendary composer incorporates some nice tunes, except perhaps the guitar-heavy-title track. Also, the cast is OK - most notably action veteran Yasuaki Kurata and the cute leading man, Cyril Mourali.

There's really not much more to say about the film which has the look of your typical direct-to-video-stuff. Nothing exceptional. I'd give it a

Rating 3/10


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