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Based on actual events that served as the inspiration for the 1963 film of the same name, [[Performer~P235203~Takashi Miike~takashimiike]]'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 ([[Performer~P77827~Koji Yakusho~kojiyakusho]]) lays an ingenious trap that will give his men the upper hand, and waits patiently for their prey to take the bait. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:April 29, 2011

Cast

Koji Yakusho
as Shinzaemon Shimada
Takayuki Yamada
as Shinrokuro (Shinzaemon's Nephew)
Yusuke Iseya
as Koyata (13th Assassin from the Forest)
Goro Inagaki
as Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira
Mikijiro Hira
as Sir Doi (Top Shogun Official)
Hiroki Matsukata
as Kuranaga
Ikki Sawamura
as Mitsuhashi
Arata Furuta
as Sahara (Samurai Who Requests Payment)
Tsuyoshi Ihara
as Hirayama (Shinzaemon's Apprentice)
Sousuke Takaoka
as Hioki (Kuranaga's Subordinate)
Seiji Rokkaku
as Otake (Kuranaga's Subordinate)
Koen Kondo
as Horii (Mitsuhashi's Subordinate)
Yuma Ishigaki
as Higuchi (Mitsuhashi's Subordinate)
Kazuki Namioka
as Ishizuka
Kazue Fukiishi
as Tsuya/Upashi (Shinrokuro's Wife/Koyata's Lover
Koshiro Matsumoto
as Yukie Makino (Lord Owari's Subject)
Mitsuki Tanimura
as Chise Makino (Uneme's Wife)
Shinnosuke Abe
as Genshiro Deguchi (Servant Who Fetches Visitor List)
Masaaki Uchino
as Zusho Mamiya (Akashi Elder Who Commits Hara-Kiri)
Ken Mitsuishi
as Asakawa (Naritsugu's Henchman)
Ittoku Kishibe

Crew

Takashi Miike
Director
Shigeji Maeda
Producer
Michihiko Umezawa
Producer
Minami Ichikawa
Producer
Hirotsugu Yoshida
Producer
Daisuke Tengan
Screenwriter
Shoichiro Ikemiya
Screen Story
Nobuyasu Kita
Cinematographer
Koji Endo
Composer (Music Score)
Kenji Yamashita
Editor
Yuji Hayashida
Art Director
Hisashi Usui
Co-producer
Jeremy Thomas
Executive Producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa
Executive Producer
Takashi Hirajo
Executive Producer
Osamu Kubota
Set Decorator
Akira Sakamoto
Set Decorator
Misako Saka
CGI Effects
Isao Tsuge
Character Design
Kenji Shibazaki
Sound Special Effects
Takuma Yoshimi
Assistant Director
Yoshimi Watabe
Lighting
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