Saturday 29 January, 14:30
An unparalleled entertainment film full of drama and action hacks its way to a new era of Japanese cinema!
Swordsman Himura Kenshin, once feared as Hitokiri ("killer") Battōsai, wanders under the oath to never kill again. After helping kendō instructor Kaoru, he is offered to stay at her Kamiya Dōjō. Kenshin pulled through a tempestuous era as a ruthless killer to bring about a new, peaceful world. The gravity of his wish is demonstrated through the entire series. The first installment of the saga, Rurouni Kenshin, was a trailblazer in 21st-century jidaigeki. The film's innovative characters and its elaborate entertainment aspect captivate the audience throughout.
監 督 Keishi Otomo
出 演 Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Koji Kikkawa, Yosuke Eguchi, Teruyuki Kagawa
Japan｜ 2012｜ 134min｜ Japanese｜ Warner Bros. Pictures Japan｜
Keishi Otomo [Film Director]
Keishi Ōtomo is a film and television director born in Iwate, in 1966. After graduating Keio University, he joined NHK in 1990. He then lived in LA from 1997 to 1999, studying scriptwriting and film direction. After returning to Japan, he worked on various NHK projects including drama series Churasan, Hagetaka: Road to Rebirth, Ryōmaden, and the film The Vulture. He left NHK in April 2011 to launch Otomo Keishi Office Inc. and became the first Japanese director to sign a multi-picture deal with Warner Bros. His works thereafter include the Rurouni Kenshin films, Platinum Data (2013), The Top Secret: Murder in Mind (2016), Museum (2016), March Comes In like a Lion/March Comes In Like a Lamb (2017), Million Dollar Man (2018), and Beneath the Shadow (2020). His latest films Rurouni Kenshin: The Final/The Beginning became megahits in 2021. He also is CEO of OFFICE Oplus which he launched through a partnership with Dentsu to make films overseas.