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also known as Ansatsu


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  • 3.7
Masahiro Shinoda's ASSASSIN was the director's first period film, but it is hardly set in the "safety" of a past era, as its story, of a masterless samurai making his way amid the chaotic aftermath of Commodore Perry's forcible contact with Japan in 1853, seems to resonate clearly in Japan's post-World War II era. Shinoda presents a stark picture of social and political upheaval, spreading duplicity and dishonor, and the consequences of up-ending the established order in a society built on expectations of a rigid social order.

Member Reviews (3)

top reviewer

Incomprehensible story/plot line.

top reviewer

really stiff but well done_the story is really interesting & well told_everyone is good in this_& the cinematography is quite good