• Film ID:
  • 11646
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=123 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Japan.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Japanese.
AZUMI (2003)
'Azumi' is a frantic CGI-assisted Japanese period drama from cult director Ryuhei Kitamura starring pop siren Aya Ueto as a teenage assassin who begins the film as the only girl among 10 warriors who have been trained from childhood by Jiji, a grey-bearded samurai. One day, Jiji tells them they must pass a final test before they embark on the mission they have prepared for all these years. He pairs them up and the five that survive, led by Jiji, descend from the mountain that is the only world they know, their mission to stop a plot to unseat the shogun, by the supporters of the son of a deceased warlord, and hence prevent a civil war of the kind that devastated their own families a generation before.
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