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Samurai Marathon 1855 (2019)

Samurai marason (original title)
The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and... See full summary »

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Bernard Rose

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Akihiro Dobashi (novel), Bernard Rose (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Takeru Satoh ... Jinnai Karasawa
Nana Komatsu ... Princess Yuki / Kumanosuke
Mirai Moriyama Mirai Moriyama ... Heikuro Tsujimura
Shôta Sometani ... Hironoshin Uesugi
Munetaka Aoki Munetaka Aoki ... Yoshikuni Ueki
Ryu Kohata Ryu Kohata ... Hayabusa
Yûta Koseki ... Saburo
Motoki Fukami Motoki Fukami ... Ninzaemon Momose
Shinsuke Kato Shinsuke Kato ... Togo Okajima
Joey Iwanaga Joey Iwanaga ... Kazuma Kakizaki
Ruka Wakabayashi Ruka Wakabayashi ... Isuke Fukumoto
Naoto Takenaka ... Mataemon Kurita
Mariko Tsutsui ... Kiyo Fukumoto
Mugi Kadowaki ... Yui Karasawa
Junko Abe ... Shiori Uesugi
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The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and the mountain. The shogunate in Edo was not approving and views word of the contest with contempt and suspicion. Spies and moles are dispatched. One mole realizes the misunderstanding and is determined to stop lives and alliances being lost. He runs. Written by aghaemi

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Japanese

Release Date:

22 February 2019 (Japan) See more »

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The opening scene has Commodore Perry present the Shogun's chief minister with a brace of Colt Model P (popularly called the Peacemaker) revolvers. The Model P and its accompanying .45 Colt cartridge weren't introduced until 1873, 18 years after the events depicted in the film. See more »

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Good Enough
12 September 2019 | by pennyelenabooksSee all my reviews

Samurai Marathon is apparently based on a true story, or, at least, on true events. That is why the movie was just a bit ... I wouldn't say boring but it lacked intensity. Usually, with samurai movies you expect action scenes that can take your breath away, wonderful speeches about greatness and deep emotions. Here, you get nice characters, but a flat story.

The action scenes were okay, but just a bit boring. The characters, moreover, were interesting, but they were too many to follow and that's why the movie couldn't handle them and they ended up falling through the cracks and disappearing.

The performances, as expected, were brilliant. The movie was packed with Japan's big names (I mean Sato Takeru was one of the leads and that is enough reason to watch this one).

So, overall, six out of ten.


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