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Samurai Marathon (2019)

Samurai marason (original title)
TV-14 | | Action, Adventure, History | 12 May 2020 (USA)
In 1855, a daimyo sends his men on a grueling marathon to discover if they're tough enough to face the newly arrived Americans. Misunderstanding his intent, the Shogun dispatches assassins.

Director:

Bernard Rose

Writers:

Akihiro Dobashi (novel), Bernard Rose (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takeru Satoh ... Jinnai Karasawa
Nana Komatsu ... Princess Yuki / Kumanosuke
Mirai Moriyama Mirai Moriyama ... Heikuro Tsujimura
Shôta Sometani ... Hironoshin Uesugi
Munetaka Aoki Munetaka Aoki ... Yoshikuni Ueki
Ryu Kohata Ryu Kohata ... Hayabusa
Yûta Koseki ... Saburo
Motoki Fukami Motoki Fukami ... Ninzaemon Momose
Shinsuke Kato Shinsuke Kato ... Togo Okajima
Joey Iwanaga Joey Iwanaga ... Kazuma Kakizaki
Ruka Wakabayashi Ruka Wakabayashi ... Isuke Fukumoto
Naoto Takenaka ... Mataemon Kurita
Mariko Tsutsui ... Kiyo Fukumoto
Mugi Kadowaki ... Yui Karasawa
Junko Abe ... Shiori Uesugi
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Storyline

The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and the mountain. The shogunate in Edo was not approving and views word of the contest with contempt and suspicion. Spies and moles are dispatched. One mole realizes the misunderstanding and is determined to stop lives and alliances being lost. He runs. Written by aghaemi

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Trivia

Main lead, Takeru Satoh collaborate with many actors/actress from this movie . 1 . Takeru Satoh and Munetaka Aoki in Rurouni Kenshin 1, Rurouni Kenshin 2 : Kyoto Inferno and Rurouni Kenshin 3 : The Legend End . Takeru Satoh played as Himura Kenshin while Munetaka Aoki played as Kenshin comrade, Sanosuke Sagara . 2 . He also collab with Nana Komatsu and Shota Sometani in Bakuman . Takeru Satoh as Moritaka Moshiro, Shota Sometani as Eiji Niizuma and Nana Komatsu as Mashiro love interest Miho Azuki . See more »

Goofs

The opening scene has Commodore Perry present the Shogun's chief minister with a brace of Colt Model P (popularly called the Peacemaker) revolvers. The Model P and its accompanying .45 Colt cartridge weren't introduced until 1873, 18 years after the events depicted in the film. See more »

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Did someone say Classic? Samurai, Feudal Japan, A marathon fraught with deceit.
13 January 2021 | by mordeccaiSee all my reviews

A masterpiece. Nothing is misplaced in this film. I saw a trailer and within the first 20 seconds I stopped watching from sheer excitement. I had an inkling it was going to be brilliant - the reason being; it reminded me of Battle Royal (2000) directed by Kinji Fukusaku. Being a hardcore martial arts fan, I highly recommend this film. Great plot and I reiterate, there is nothing misplaced - so you will find the action is in exactly the right place, the score is also exceptional.


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Country:

Japan | UK

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samurai Marathon See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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