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Der Samurai (2014)

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A wolf strives through the woods around an isolated German village. Jakob the young local police officer is onto him, but scents something more in the darkness. What he finds is a man, it ... See full summary »

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Till Kleinert

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Till Kleinert (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michel Diercks ... Jakob
Pit Bukowski ... Der Samurai
Uwe Preuss ... Horvath
Ulrike Hanke-Haensch Ulrike Hanke-Haensch ... Großmutter
Kaja Blachnik Kaja Blachnik ... Karo
Christopher Guy Kane Christopher Guy Kane ... Schölli
Janin Halisch Janin Halisch ... Yvonne
Ulrike Bliefert Ulrike Bliefert ... Hundebesitzerin
Michael Schumacher Michael Schumacher ... Polizist (as Michael Fritz Schumacher)
Gernot Alwin Kunert Gernot Alwin Kunert ... Wachtmeister Giersch (as Gernot Kunert)
Yvonne Yung Hee Bormann ... Masseurin (as Yvonne Yung Hee)
Manfred Möck Manfred Möck ... Postbote
Nadine Pasta Nadine Pasta ... Telefonistin
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A wolf strives through the woods around an isolated German village. Jakob the young local police officer is onto him, but scents something more in the darkness. What he finds is a man, it seems, wild eyed, of wiry build, in a dress. He carries a katana, a Samurai sword. When the Samurai invites Jakob to follow him on his crusade towards the village, it becomes Jakob's mission to pursue the lunatic to end this wanton destruction. At the end of the night Jakob has experienced too much, is too far from whom he once was. Something hidden has been unleashed to meet the first rays of daylight. Written by Anonymous

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Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 October 2014 (Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bernöwe, Brandenburg, Germany See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Der Samurai: It is our duty to get rid of the blockage once and for all.
Jakob: Enough!
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References Le Samouraï (1967) See more »

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Surprising film from Germany, not the first place to expect horror, fantasy, humor and thriller elements merged into a single plot
5 October 2014 | by JvH48See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Imagine (sf/horror/fantasy) filmfestival Amsterdam 2014. The title may attract the wrong audience, but that is the only problem I have with this movie. It focuses on the Samurai sword that is carried all the time by the transvestite, who is the primary trigger of all events following. He and local policeman Jakob are the obvious main characters that carry the story from start to finish. But the sword is far from the lead weapon, due to very prominent roles of confusion, surprise and deviant behavior to augment the proceedings. The latter three story elements make it difficult to tell much about the story, fearing literally spoiling all the inherent fun of this movie.

Nice are some interwoven plots. A perfect example is the motor gang, seemingly appearing in the beginning as a side issue. This group unexpectedly gets an important role later on, when grouping around the transvestite in an obvious attempt to mock him. Little do they know what disaster is before them. There is a second interwoven plot around Jakob's mother, but I better confine myself to hinting that it is useful to keep an eye on her too.

All in all, very good entertainment full of unexpected events, perfectly capable to keep our attention throughout. In the Q&A we learned that it is "just" a master thesis project, still more reason to admire the end result. This film ended 23rd (out of 43) for the audience award, with average score 7.20.


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