In 1582, Hideyoshi Toyotomi directs Japan’s destiny with extreme cruelty without hiding his plans for expansion. His rise to power was a result of treason that put an end to General Nobunaga Oda, and his secret is hidden in a mysterious box. Goemon, a local ‘Robin Hood’, will become Toyotomi’s worse threat when the conspiracy is discovered. After his celebrated Casshern, Kiriya floods our retinas with a high-tech blockbuster that infographically sieves one of the decisive moments in Japan’s history and turns it into an exciting dark fantasy full of ninjas, samurais and indestructible heroes.
1968, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. Photographer, screenwriter and filmmaker, he has created numerous music videos and in 2004 he directed Casshern (Sitges’04), a stylized debut movie that revealed his passion for visual effects. Goemon is his second feature film.
Cast & Crew:
Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
Productors: Taka Ichise, Kazuaki Kiriya
Guió: Kazuaki Kiriya, Tetsuroh Takita
Fotografia: Kazuaki Kiriya
Muntatge: Kazuaki Kiriya, Chisako Yokoyama
Música: Akihiko Matsumoto
Disseny de producció: Yuji Hayashida
Efectes visuals: Koji Nozaki
Vestuari: Vaughan Alexander, Tina Kalivas
Intèrprets: Yosuke Eguchi, Takao Soawa, Ryoko Hirosue, Garagesale Gori, Eiji Okuda
Durada: 128 minuts