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13 ASSASSINS

Year: 2010
USA: Magnolia Pictures
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yusuke Iseya, Goro Inagaki,Masachika Ichimura, Mikijiro Hira,Hiroki Matsukata, Ikki Sawamura, Arata Furuta, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Masataka Kubota, Sousuke Takaoka, Seiji Rokkaku, Koen Kondo, Yuma Ishigaki, Kazuki Namioka,Kazue Fukiishi, Koshiro Matsumoto, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takumi Saito, Shinnosuke Abe, Masaaki Uchino, Ken Mitsuishi
Director: Takashi Miike
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 126 mins
USA Rated: R for sequences of bloody violence, some disturbing images and brief nudity
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong bloody violence
USA Release Date: 29 April 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 6 May 2011

Synopsis

"Take up your sword."

Cult director Takeshi Miike (ICHI THE KILLER, AUDITION) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord thus preventing him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a future locked in war

Principal photography for 13 ASSASSINS was accomplished in summer 2009 on a large open-air set in Tsuruoka in the Yamagata Prefecture in northern Japan. The film is a remake of Eichi Kudo’s 1963 black-and-white movie of the same name, JUSAN-NIN NO SHIKAKU.










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