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DramaAction & Adventure19652h 2m
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Samurai Assassin (1965)

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Drama Action & Adventure 19652h 2m

February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, and their suspicions fall on Niiro, an impoverished ronin who dreams of samurai status, and Kurihara, an aristocratic samurai who befriends Niiro. Niiro longs to identify his father, knowing he is a high-ranking official who will disclose himself only if Niiro achieves samurai status. With American ships in Japan's harbors, cynicism among the assassins, and change in the air, Niiro resolves to reach ends that may prove ephemeral.Samurai Assassin featuring Toshirō Mifune and Keiju Kobayashi is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can add it to your want to see list for updates. It's an action & adventure and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (2,384 votes).

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Samurai Assassin has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (2,384 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, and their suspicions fall on Niiro, an impoverished ronin who dreams of samurai status, and Kurihara, an aristocratic samurai who befriends Niiro. Niiro longs to identify his father, knowing he is a high-ranking official who will disclose himself only if Niiro achieves samurai status. With American ships in Japan's harbors, cynicism among the assassins, and change in the air, Niiro resolves to reach ends that may prove ephemeral.

Age rating: N/A
Runtime: 2h 2m

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Related Genres: DramaAction & AdventureHistory
Country of origin: Japan
Original Release Date: Jan 3, 1965