Blade of the Immortal
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Takashi Miike. 2017, 140 mins. Digital projection. In Japanese with English subtitles. With Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara.The 100th film by master director Takashi Miike is an adaptation of the international best-selling manga comic series. Manji (Japanese pop idol Kimura), 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 (Sugisaki) avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu (Fukushi). The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine.
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