8.4/10
19
Ships from Europe brought Christianity to the shores of Japan in 1549. For decades the seeds of faith grew under the watchful gaze of the Shogun. But the fear of foreign influence ... See full summary »

Director:

Craig Shimahara

Writer:

Craig Shimahara

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Yokai King (TV Series 2013)
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Born from a Coconut, IPPEI could see Nature's spirits invisible to normal human eyes. Without knowing his true ability and destiny, Ippei becomes isolated from people around him except a mythical spirit, and his only human friend KANA.

Stars: Shin Koyamada, Lisa Nakama, Saki
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly
Masterless (2015)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Kane Madison is an architect working in Los Angeles while his doppelganger-like spirit, an eighteenth century Ronin, wanders a parallel netherworld of masked demons and Japanese swordsmen. ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Shimahara
Stars: Adam LaVorgna, Kaho Minami, Yutaka Takeuchi
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Episode One of a martial arts/thriller web-series. John Watanabe (Shin Koyamada) is hired by a very wealthy and mysterious beauty, Marta Williams, to serve as her personal bodyguard. John ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff McDonald
Stars: Shin Koyamada, Jeannie Bolet, Kevin Brewerton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shin Koyamada ... Jinbei Masuda
Yoshi Ando Yoshi Ando ... Michijiro
Atsushi Hirata Atsushi Hirata ... Iwanaga
Yutaka Takeuchi ... Tsunoyasu
Craig Reid Craig Reid ... Priest
Kazumi Zatkin ... Otsu
Mak Banchi Mak Banchi ... Shiro
Christine Shimahara Christine Shimahara ... Kinu
Tex Nakamura Tex Nakamura ... Daimyo
Yuji Tone Yuji Tone ... Attendant
Mitsuji Higashimoto Mitsuji Higashimoto ... Guard #1
Toshiya Agata ... Guard #2
Akiko Kato Akiko Kato ... Villager #1
Yaz Takahashi ... Villager #2 (as Yas Takahashi)
Yuriko Imashuku Yuriko Imashuku ... Villager #3
Edit

Storyline

Ships from Europe brought Christianity to the shores of Japan in 1549. For decades the seeds of faith grew under the watchful gaze of the Shogun. But the fear of foreign influence eventually gave rise to persecution. By 1624, Japanese Christians enjoyed only a few more years of peace. Jinbei Mauda comes to a point in his journey were he has to choose between his family or faith. Jinbei Masuda, a Japanese Christian of the samurai class who draws his strength from his faith, family and fencing. However, he is caught up in the shogun's policy of religious persecution and must choose between his loved ones and his God. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One man must choose between his family and his faith

Genres:

Short | Action | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

3 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kibou no daichi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed