13 Assassins


Theater screening

1/23 17:30


Burn your life – Takashi Miike reimagines the mass vendetta period masterpiece by Eiichi Kudo.

In 1844, Mamiya, the chief retainer in Edo of the Akashi domain, publicly commits seppuku in front of the Minister Doi’s residence. His suicide was a protest against his crazed and tyrannic feudal lord Matsudaira Naritsugu who also happens to be the younger brother of the Shogun, Ieyoshi. As the seppuku shocks the Shogunate, Doi decides to assassinate Naritsugu and appoints inspector Shimada Shinzaemon to the mission. Entrusted with the huge task, Shinzaemon gathers twelve skilled assassins and proceeds with the plan in great secrecy. Meanwhile, Onigashira Hanbei, a confidant of Naritsugu’s, obtains information about the assassination plan.

Director Takashi Miike

Actor Koji Yakusyo,Takayuki Yamada,Yusuke Iseya,Ikki Sawamura,Arata Furuta

Japan| 2010| 141min|

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Takashi Miike [Film Director]

Takashi Miike [Film Director] Miike was born in 1960 in Osaka. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition to being a hitmaker in Japan, he is also highly regarded around the world for the visual world he creates. His works Hara-Kiri: Death of A Samurai (2011) and Shield of Straw (2013) competed for the Palm d’Or at Cannes International Film Festival, and 13 Assassins (2010) was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival. Notable works of his include the Dead or Alive series, Ichi the Killer (2001), Gozu (2003), One Missed Call (2004), the Crows Zero series, Yatterman (2009), Lesson of the Evil (2012), The Mole Song series, Blade of the Immortal (2017), First Love (2020), The Great Yokai War: Guardians (2021), and Lumberjack the Monster (2023). He has so far directed over a hundred films.