2017／ENGLISH and JAPANESE (ENGLISH and JAPANESE subtitles)／80min／HIGH BROW CINEMA
The one and only samurai actor Toshiro Mifune is still loved by international maestro’s such as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. In 2016, he was honored with the Hollywood Walk of Fame and still attracts many admirers all over the world. This documentary is about the dramatic and cinematic life of “Mifune of the world”. Focused on his starring films such as “Seven Samurai” (1954), “Throne of Blood” (1957), “Yojinbo” (1961), “Red Beard” (1965) by Kurosawa, and “The Samurai Trilogy” (1954-56) by Hiroshi Inagaki, this film focuses on his life and the evolution of “samurai films” which have made an impact to the world, through valuable stock shots and interviews of family, actors and people working in the cinema industry in Japan, and famous faces overseas. It is directed by Academy Award winning director, Steven Okazaki. The film was released in more than 30 cities in the United States prior to the Japanese release, which is rare in the Japanese film industry.
Cast & Staff
EXILE AKIRA (Japanese Version)
Keanu Reeves (International Version)
Born in LA in 1952. He started his career in 1976 and has directed a number of documentary films since then. He won the Academy Awards in the Best Documentary, Short Subjects for “Days of Waiting”, and the Emmy Awards for HBO’s “White Light/Black Rain: The Dextruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” in 2008. His other achievements include “Unfinished Business” nominated for the Academy Awards in 1985 and “The Mushroom Club” nominated the Academy Awards in 2006.