Blade of The Immortal

2017/Color/140mins/Japan, UK

Category Cinema International
Director Takashi Miike
Producer Shigeji Maeda, Misako Saka, Jeremy Thomas
Screenplay Takashi Miike
Cinematography Kita Nobuyasu
Editor Yamashita Kenji
Music Endo Koji
Set Matsumiya Toshiyuki
Costume Maeda Yuya
Cast Kimura Takuya (Manji), Sugisaki Hana (Asano Rin), Fukushi Sota (Kagehisa Anotsu), Ichihara Hayoto (Shira), Toda Erika (Otono-Tachibana Makie), Kitamura Kazuki (Kuroi Sabato)
Production Company Film Partners, Warner Bros. Pictures Japan
World Sales Warner Bros
Festival/Awards Cannes 2017

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine. Cursed by a witch with immortality, a disgraced samurai partners with a spunky orphan girl to take revenge on the school of master swordsmen who slaughtered her family.

Takashi Miike
Takashi Miike was born in the outskirts of Osaka, Japan.. At the age of 18 he went to study at the film school in Yokohama founded by renowned director Shohei Imamura. By his own account Miike was an undisciplined student and attended few classes, but when a local TV company came scouting for unpaid production assistants, the school nominated the one pupil who never showed up: Miike. He spent almost a decade working in television, before becoming an assistant director in film to, amongst others, his old mentor Imamura. Miike's first theatrically distributed film was Shinjuku Triad Society (1995). His international breakthrough came with Audition (1999). A prolific director, Miike has directed 60+ films in his 13 years as director.

Selected Filmography:
2016 Terra Formars
2014 As the Gods Will
2013 Shield of Straw
2012 For Love's Sake
2001 Visitor Q
1999 Dead or Alive Trilogy: Dead or Alive