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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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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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Country:

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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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Enigmatic Horror
25 August 2014 | by editor-simonSee all my reviews

I just saw this film at the Frightfest London, and it is certainly one of best films in this year's selection. Very interesting characters and a story that is captivating but remains unclear and unresolved in just the right way. Pit Bukowski starring in the title role as the "samurai" is one of the most enigmatic movie villains I have seen in a while. The director said that "The Hitcher" is one of his main influences and this certainly shows. So if you want to see a horror film with a little more substance that the average "Slasher Flick" seek this one out. I am amazed that this was done in Germany. The mostly state-financed film scene there normally creates a lot of "worthy" films that focus on social relevance above everything else. This film definitely brights some fresh air into German filmmaking and I hope it makes it into international distribution.


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