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The 8th Samurai (2009)

Short | 28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

It is the early 1950s and Japanese Cinema is reaching international acclaim. Nanshu, a poor man with a big heart, is struggling to break into the booming film business, but the only thing keeping him from success is his desire to be the ...See moreIt is the early 1950s and Japanese Cinema is reaching international acclaim. Nanshu, a poor man with a big heart, is struggling to break into the booming film business, but the only thing keeping him from success is his desire to be the best. After numerous failed attempts, he gets the chance of a lifetime. During an encounter with Japan most ambitious film director, he lands a lead role as one of the eight samurai that will save a village from group of bandits in a new epic film about to go into production. For Nanshu, this is more than just a lead role, it is his ticket out of poverty. But the night before the first day of shooting, the director has a troublesome dream. A dream that will dictated the fate of the film and the fate of Nanshu. And after months of training, there is only one thing Nanshu didn't prepare for: being fired. Written by Anonymous See less
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Eijiro Ozaki
Nanshu Nanshu   See fewer
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Takashi Yamaguchi
Hori-chan Hori-chan   See fewer
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Hiroshi Watanabe
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Toshi Toda
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Ikuma Ando
Gonda Gonda   See fewer
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Yuki Matsuzaki
Yama-san Yama-san   See fewer
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Satomi Okuno
Chie-chan Chie-chan   See fewer
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TJ Kayama
Ken-chan Ken-chan   See fewer
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Mari Endo
Midori Midori   See fewer
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Takaaki Kouyama
Samurai Samurai   See fewer
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Ryo Okamura
Samurai Samurai   See fewer
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Isao Hashimoto
Samurai Samurai   See fewer
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Avery Wada
Samurai (as Koji Wada) Samurai (as Koji Wada)   See fewer
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Kei Hirayama
Samurai Samurai   See fewer
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Rio Ebisu
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Teruko Nakajima
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Taro Ohashi
Bandit Bandit   See fewer
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Taishi Mizuno
Nobu-san Nobu-san   See fewer
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Kou Muto
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Yutaka Ono
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Shin Shimizu
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Hiroshi Ueha
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7.4 / 10 | 56 votes