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Bôkoku no îjisu (2005)

A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them.


Junji Sakamoto


Harutoshi Fukui (novel), Yasuo Hasegawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Hisashi Sengoku
Akira Terao Akira Terao ... Hirotaka Miyazu
Kôichi Satô Kôichi Satô ... Diasuke Atsumi
Kiichi Nakai ... Yong Fa
Ryô Katsuji ... Kou Kisaragi
Min-seo Chae Min-seo Chae ... Jon-hee
Eisaku Yoshida Eisaku Yoshida ... Isamu Takenaka
Shôsuke Tanihara Shôsuke Tanihara ... Yudai Kazama
Isao Toyohara Isao Toyohara ... Takeshi Sugiura
Masanobu Andô ... Don-chol
Yoshio Harada ... Koichiro Kajimoto
Mieko Harada ... Yoshie Miyazu
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Kazuma Seto
Claude Maki Claude Maki ... Yoshiaki Munakata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War



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Release Date:

30 July 2005 (Japan) See more »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Cross Media See more »
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"AEGIS" is a wonderful movie!
11 August 2005 | by fasero rinrinSee all my reviews

I think that "EAGIS" is a wonderful movie. Certainly, I think that there is a person who feels that the action scene is not a little satisfactory compared with a general American movie. The adult with high age is appreciating deliberately in Japan. For the spectator who is accustomed to the animated cartoon and the SF action, it might be thought that power is a little. However, I think that this movie is not a movie from which only the action is requested. I think that I should deliberately see a wonderful acting of the four actors of whom Japan boasts. Four actors are Hiroyuki Sanada it, Satoshi Terao it, Koichi Sato, and Nakai Kiichi. Each actor also is winning Best Actor in a Leading Role by Japanese Academy Award. Especially, Hiroyuki Sanada of starring is performing a universal Japanese image as self-defense force official's middle-ranking managerial post. He does the excellent acting for which it appeals in feelings as man of the life-size in "EAGIS" though he is a very excellent as for "Corogen" of the period play of the action and Japan actor. I paid attention to Hiroyuki Sanada's acting, and was impressed by his individual dialog. I hope for a person who who is Japanese and all over the world for the dialog that he speaks to only have to be understood more. It expresses important feelings that seem to forget by the Japanese and become it very symbolically.

Music is also beautiful. The person in charge of music is Mr. Trevor Jones. The world of "AEGIS" is threefold doubly expressed deep.

I hope "AEGIS" makes it open to the public in a country all over the world.

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