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Mifune: The Last Samurai (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 25 November 2016 (USA)
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A feature-length documentary about the life and films of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, weaving together film clips, archival stills, and interviews with such luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Narrated by Keanu Reeves.

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Steven Okazaki
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Credited cast:
Wataru Akashi Wataru Akashi ... Himself
Kyôko Kagawa ... Herself
Takeshi Katô Takeshi Katô ... Himself
Hisao Kurosawa Hisao Kurosawa ... Himself
Shirô Mifune Shirô Mifune ... Himself
Toshirô Mifune ... (archive footage)
Haruo Nakajima ... Himself
Sadao Nakajima Sadao Nakajima ... Himself
Yôsuke Natsuki Yôsuke Natsuki ... Himself
Terumi Niki Terumi Niki ... Herself
Teruyo Nogami Teruyo Nogami ... Herself
Keanu Reeves ... Narrator
Tadao Sato Tadao Sato ... Himself
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Steven Spielberg ... Himself
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A feature-length documentary about the life and films of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, weaving together film clips, archival stills, and interviews with such luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Narrated by Keanu Reeves.

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

25 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mifune: Last Samurai See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,296, 25 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$61,691, 24 February 2017
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1.66 : 1
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Hisao Kurosawa helped make this documentary. He is the son of legendary director Akira Kurosawa, who often collaborated with Toshirô Mifune. See more »

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Infra 4
Composed by Max Richter
Performed by Louisa Fuller, Natalia Bonner, Nick Barr, Ian Burdge, Chris Worsey
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Japanese actor Mifune Toshiro
15 July 2017 | by i-81028See all my reviews

It is a good documentary on an actor that made a big impact in Japan and was important to the export and prominence of Japanese film worldwide, but is slowly being forgotten. With that said, I can only feel that the film had limited budget, research capability and focused only on a small sliver of who and what Toshiro Mifune was. The focus is on Toho and his work in chanbara films with Kurosawa. That is indeed his most important and notable period, but there is not much depth added even in those segments. As interesting as the subject matter is I would still say it is a good documentary where none other exist, but more relevant to those who know little about the actor.


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