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J-Film: Samurai Hustle

  • Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20036 (map)

The JICC and JCAW present a samurai comedy about making the impossible happen!

Winner of Best Film at the Blue Ribbon Awards and Best Screenplay at the Japan Academy Awards

In the middle of the Edo-period (18th century), Masatsu Naito is the daimyo (feudal lord) of a small and poor clan in northern Japan. One day, he is ordered by the Shogun to come to the capital city of Edo (modern day Tokyo) in five days.

The cost for such a journey was incredibly high and took about eight to twelve days to travel to Edo. Without the budget it seems impossible to arrive within five days. However, the Shogun’s order is a must or land will be taken away. Will Naito and his men be able to achieve this impossible task?

Starring Kuranosuke Sasaki, Kyoko Fukada, Tsuyoshi Ihara

In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 2014 | 119 min | Drama

Registration is required.

You are invited to 

J-Film: Samurai Hustle

Friday, March 17th, 2017

from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

1150 18th Street Northwest

Suite 100

Washington DC 20036 US

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