13 Assassins

13 Assassins
  • 2010
  • Japan / UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Takashi Miike
  • Cast: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya

The former enfant terrible of Japanese cinema surprises again with a tale inspired by samurai mythology. Having set the 19th-century scene and taken time to build up the characters, Miike closes the film with a giddy and gratuitous fight sequence that lasts for the whole final 40 minutes of the film.

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Takeshi Miike's 13 Assassins strikes a balance between measured character development and violent brutality

25 Apr 20114 stars

(15) 126min Prolific to the point of insanity, unpredictable and blatantly controversial, Takeshi Miike is not your average Japanese filmmaker. His notorious body of work which includes loads of straight to video fare, the Dead or Alive trilogy, Ichi…

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