Thirteen Assassins (Jusan Nin no Shikaku)

de Takashi Miike



The era of peace in feudal Japan is threatened by the ascending career in power of Lord Naritsugu, the Shogun's ruthless brother. A shogunate official, tired of his excesses, secretly asks the samurai Shinzaemon to put together a group of men to assassinate him. Needing no presentation whatsoever, Miike returns to the Sitges Festival with a remake of the film by the same name directed by Eichi Kudo in 1963. An immersion in jidaigeki starring the great Koji Yakusho, which adds six to Kurosawa’s seven samurais and that Miike films with rigorous classicism until its final third that is purely spectacular


Takashi Miike

One of the most prolific Japanese directors of his generation, he is an institution in Sitges. He holds the Time Machine and won awards for Agitator (2001), Gozu (2003) and God's Puzzle (2008).

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: Japanese