13 Assassins - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Set in 1844 Japan, and based on a 1963 film of the same name, "13 Assassins" stars Koji Yakusho ("Tokyo Sonata," "Babel"), and brings together the cream of Japan's acting talent. Yakusho plays a brave samurai who assembles an elite team of thirteen killers to assassinate the brother of the Shogun, a sadistic and well protected young lord who's above the law, raping and killing innocents with impunity. The film culminates in a mind-blowing, forty-five minute battle sequence that rivals anything seen before in the genre.
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