13 Assassins Poster

Release Date: April 29th, 2011

R|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
In this remake of a 1963 film based on historical events, Shinzaemon Shimada (Koji Yakusho) leads a team of assassins in 19th-century Japan to eliminate the ruthless Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira (Goro Inagaki), who is wreaking havoc against his own people. Hired secretly by a government official hoping to end Matsudaira's reign of terror, Shimada recruits the best samurai in Japan and then sets a trap for the lord's large contingent of faithful bodyguards.

Cast: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yusuke Iseya, Goro Inagaki, Mikijir? Hira, Hiroki Matsukata, Ikki Sawamura, Arata Furuta

Director: Takashi Miike

Genres: Action, Historical drama, Adventure

Production Co: Recorded Picture Company (RPC), Dentsu, Toho Company Ltd., TV Asahi, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation

Distributors: Magnet Releasing

Keywords: Pursuit, Rivalry

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