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Unforgiven (2013)

Unforgiven

Overview


Genre

Drama, Crime, Action

Release Date

September 13, 2013 (Japan)

Duration

135 min.

Studio

Warner Japan

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Lee Sang Il

Producer

Shinichi Takahashi, Suguru Kubota

Screenwriter

Lee Sang Il

Starring

  • Ken Watanabe as Jubee Kamata
  • Akira Emoto
  • Koichi Sato
  • Jun Kunimura
  • Yuya Yagira

Story


Lee Sang-il's visionary remake of Clint Eastwood's iconic Academy Award-winning film transposes the classic Western to Meiji-period Japan. The Tokugawa shogunate has just collapsed and the Ainu aborigines strive to settle the land alongside the newly established government. Jubei Kamata is a relic of the Tokugawa shogunate, and during that time his name alone terrorized the whole of Kyoto as he killed countless loyalists in the name of the Shogun. After the fall, he vanished from sight. More than 10 years later, Jubei has fathered children with an Ainu woman and lives in a secluded hamlet, barely making a living. His wife - who succeeded in transforming him from a man who kills - had died, leaving him to a quiet life raising his children and tending her grave. However, poverty leads Jubei to abandon his resolve and once again turn to a life of violence.

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Poster of Warner Japan's Unforgiven (2013)
Ken Watanabe stars as Jubee Kamata and Koichi Sato stars as Ichizo Oishi in Warner Japan's Unforgiven (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a solid Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood's Western classic trades guns for swords..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..it's likely that you'll find that the 2013 take has a little difficulty escaping from its predecessor's shadow..”
by Oliver Lyttelton [The Playlist]