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Shield of Straw (2013)

Wara no tate (original title)
A team of cops must protect an accused killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Kazuhiro Kiuchi (based on the novel by), Tamio Hayashi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takao Osawa ... Kazuki Mekari
Nanako Matsushima ... Atsuko Shiraiwa
Gorô Kishitani ... Takeshi Okumura
Masatô Ibu ... Kenji Sekiya
Kento Nagayama ... Masaki Kamihashi
Hirotarô Honda Hirotarô Honda ... Ohki
Kazuya Takahashi Kazuya Takahashi
Gô Ibuki Gô Ibuki
Takuma Otoo Takuma Otoo
Kenji Nagae Kenji Nagae
Wataru Shihôdô Wataru Shihôdô
Kazuyoshi Ozawa Kazuyoshi Ozawa
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi
Yasukaze Motomiya Yasukaze Motomiya
Miho Ninagawa Miho Ninagawa
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Storyline

After killing a 7-year-old girl, psychopath Kunihide Kyomaru turns himself in to the police. Since his victim was the daughter of one of the country's richest men, terminally ill billionaire Ninagawa, who buys ads in all the major papers offering a hefty reward for anyone who kills Kunihide. There are a few caveats, including a clause that the execution must be authorized by the government, but the consequences are clear: It's open season on Kunihide, who has nothing but five dedicated cops to protect him, led by security police lieutenant Kazuki Mekari. Written by anonymous

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1 serial killer. ¥1 billion reward. 48 hours. Trust no one.

Genres:

Thriller

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Connections

Remade as Manhunt See more »

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North of Eden
performed by Kyosuke Himuro
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Meh
11 February 2021 | by antimisaSee all my reviews

Tatsuya fujiwara is an incredible actor. While the movie lasted, i wanted his character dead. The premise of the movie is gray gray morality.and the first half was actually enjoyable. But the last part was kinda boring. The movie was too long. And i couldnt understand the ending. The first half was promising. Like, you could do better with that plot. But the last part is like... The movie went downhill. The acting cant help the movie. The plot sucked like big time towards the climax. Its not a surprise when you think audition was made by the same director too. Will never understand why this movie collected 6 stars. I give it 2/3 stars at the best. No more than that...


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Shield of Straw See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,876,628
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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