13 Assassins

Another Japanese movie which was recently shown in the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center in Toronto is the 2010 film titled 13 Assassins.

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Directed by Takashi Miike and starring Kōji Yakusho (who appears in Memoirs of a Geisha, Babel and the Japanese version of Shall We Dance?), this movie a classic samurai epic based on a true story that happened around 1830 in feudal Japan about the assassination of the evil Lord Matsudaira Naritsugu, related to the current Shogun. The movie is slow at the start, but the action picks up during the assassination, with plenty of sword fighting.

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