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Samurai Warrior Queens (2015)

The drama documentary tells the real life story of Samurai woman Takeko Nakano who in 1868 fights for her clans' independence in a final battle that marks the end of the Samurai era.

Director:

John Wate

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jessica L. Beasley Jessica L. Beasley ... Curator, Ann & Gabriel Barbier Museum
Natasha Bennett Natasha Bennett ... Curator, Royal Armouries
Antony Cummins Antony Cummins ... Martial Arts Historian
Sarasa Fujita Sarasa Fujita ... Young Takeko
Mami Hishida Mami Hishida ... Female Samurai
Teruyuki Inoue Teruyuki Inoue ... Kangun Commander
Deroma Julien Deroma Julien ... Henry Schnell
Junko Kimoto Junko Kimoto ... Kouko Nakano
Shoka Oshima Shoka Oshima ... Takeko Nakano
Ai Sasaki Ai Sasaki ... Princess Teruhime
Inoue Shigeru Inoue Shigeru ... Master Daisuke
Murashima Shinosuke Murashima Shinosuke ... Aizu Samurai Commander
Iguchi Shota Iguchi Shota ... Aizu Samurai
Erina Tagawa Erina Tagawa ... Yuko Nakano
Midori Tanaka Midori Tanaka ... Grandmaster
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The legends of the Samurai seem to be an all-male affair; but contrary to popular belief, Samurai women stood their ground in countless battles and castle sieges. The drama documentary tells the true story of Samurai woman Takeko Nakano who fights for her clans' independence in a final battle that marks the end of the Samurai era. In 1853, 6 year old Takeko starts her formal Samurai education and relentless martial arts training in Edo, when the arrival of Commodore Matthew C. Perry and his American gunboats changes the isolated country forever. Ten years later, Takeko becomes one of the youngest martial arts masters. She receives a personal dagger as a rite of passage from her mother and refuses her masters marriage proposal. Instead she prepares her students for war. The growing Western influence splits the powerful Samurai clans into two warring factions. In 1868, Takeko, her sister and mother write their death poems and cut their hair in the tradition of the male Samurai. The next... Written by Sebastian Peiter

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Plot Keywords:

samurai | takeko | women | nakano | warrior | See All (5) »

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History

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

17 May 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Le guerriere samurai See more »

Filming Locations:

Shiga Province, Japan See more »

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Budget:

£220,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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