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Castle Under Fiery Skies (2009)

Katen no shiro (original title)
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.

Director:

Mitsutoshi Tanaka

Writers:

Ken'ichi Yamamoto (based on the novel by) (as Kenichi Yamamoto), Yoshi Yokota (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Toshiyuki Nishida Toshiyuki Nishida ... Mataemon Okabe
Saki Fukuda Saki Fukuda ... Rin Okaba
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shôzô Endô Shôzô Endô ... Osaka Businessman
Mido Fukui Mido Fukui ... Girl
Renji Ishibashi ... Ikagami Goroemon
Takuya Ishida Takuya Ishida ... Ichizo
Mami Kumagaya Mami Kumagaya ... Fusa
Jun'ichi Kômoto Jun'ichi Kômoto ... Hashiba Hideyoshi
Ken Maeda Ken Maeda ... Tomekichi
Miki Mizuno Miki Mizuno ... Une
Isao Natsuyagi ... Tonami Sebe
Tokuma Nishioka Tokuma Nishioka ... Niwa Nagahide
Naoto Ogata Naoto Ogata ... Oshoya Jinbay
Jyonmyon Pe Jyonmyon Pe ... Taske
Takashi Sasano 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) »

Genres:

Drama | History

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Trivia

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 kmkdltSee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 September 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,839,902
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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