Feature | NR | 135 min | Original Title: Yurusarezarumono
California Theatre, San JoseWed, Mar 12, 2014 7:00 PM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2013
Rating:Not Rated
Production Country:Japan
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lee Sang-il
Producer:Yuji Ishida
Suguru Kubota
Shinichi Takahashi
Screenwriter:Lee Sang-il (adapted from Unforgiven by David Webb Peoples)
Music:Taro Iwashiro
Cinematographer:Norimichi Kasamatsu
Editor:Tsuyoshi Imai
Cast:Ken Watanabe
Akira Emoto
Koichi Sato
Yuya Yagira
Shioli Kutsuna
Eiko Koike

Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) gives a masterful performance in director Lee San-il’s poetic Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning Unforgiven.

Jubei Kamata (Watanabe) is a relic, yet, his name alone used to terrorize Kyoto, as he slew countless loyalists in the name of the Shogun. More than ten years have passed since Jubei has been heard from. He’s been transformed from a man who kills into loving husband and father. But, after his wife’s death, poverty forces Jubei to take up a sword again and re-enter a world rampant with violence and injustice.Stunningly shot by Norimichi Kasamatsu, who gives the story its sweeping widescreen visuals in the tradition of the great Westerns, and with San-il’s sophisticated use of color, Unforgiven is a film lover’s treat and MUST not be missed.

Screening Sponsored by JAN & SOFIA LASKOWSKI.