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Plot, Details & Awards

13 Assassins

(2011)

Rated R for sequences of bloody violence, some disturbing images and brief nudity.

R In Theaters 04/29/2011 , 126min.
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Plot & Details

Based on actual events that served as the inspiration for the 1963 film of the same name, Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins follows a group of noble samurai as they seek to slay a tyrannical, politically connected lord before he seizes control of the entire country. Japan, 1844: as the era of the samurai winds to a close, a sadistic young lord uses his powerful political ties to commit heinous atrocities against the common people. Recognizing the dangers to both his country and its citizens should the lord manage to gain any more power, a concerned government official secretly recruits 13 of the most skilled swordsmen he can find to defeat the evil lord once and for all. But reaching their target won't be easy, because the elusive lord is constantly flanked by legions of fearless bodyguards. Realizing that the bodyguards would decimate his modest task force in a traditional battle, the assassins' leader (Koji Yakusho) lays an ingenious trap that will give his men the upper hand, and waits patiently for their prey to take the bait.
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Genre(s): Action
  • Run Time: 126min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 04/29/2011
  • DVD Release Date: 07/05/2011
  • Distributor(s): Magnet Releasing (USA)
  • Director(s): Takashi Miike
  • Starring: Koji Yakusho , Takayuki Yamada , Yusuke Iseya , Goro Inagaki , Masachika Ichimura
  • Themes: Heroic Mission,Righting the Wronged
  • Tone: Austere,Elegiac,Ominous,Tense,Gruesome
  • Country of Origin: Japan (09-25-2010),USA - Limited (04-,USA - Limited (04-29-2011)
  • Language: Japanese

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

AFI Fest

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 AFI Fest Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

SXSW

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Venice International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated
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