47 Ronin (2013)

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Rated: G

Released: 6 December 2013 (Japan)

Runtime: 128 Min

Taglines: This Christmas, seize eternity.

Genres: Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

Director: Carl Rinsch

Writers: Chris Morgan  (Screenplay), Hossein Amini  (Screenplay)

Actors: Keanu Reeves , Hiroyuki Sanada , Ko Shibasaki

Country: USA

Language: English, Japanese

 

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

Plot

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira’s evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun’s order.

In Ako, Lord Asano and his samurai Ôishi are hunting in the forest and they find a half-breed boy. Lord Asano brings him to Ako and the boy that is named Kai is raised with his daughter Mika. Years later, Mika and Kai are secretly in love with each other. Lord Asano welcomes the Shogun Tsunayoshi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and the Lord Kira at home. However, Kira’s Witch casts a spell on Lord Asano and he tries to kill Kira. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to death and offers the option of committing Harakiri to die with honor. Ôishi and his samurais become ronin and he is arrested in a hole; and Kai is sold as a slave in another village. One year later, Ôishi is released from the imprisonment and he plots a scheme to revenge Lord Asano with Kai and the other ronin.

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