SHIELD OF STRAW

WARA NO TATE

By Takashi MIIKE

NIPPON TV (NTV / NIPPON TELEVISION NETWORK CORP.) - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Completed 2013

The latest film by director Takashi Miike!!!
Escort a lowlife vicious criminal with a 10 million dollars bounty on his head!
Distance: 1,200 km.
Time Limit: 48 hours
The entire nation is your enemy!

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Festival de Cannes 2013
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    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 125 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Takashi MIIKE
    • Writer(s)
    • Tamio HAYASHI
    • Producer(s)
    • Misako SAKA, Naoaki KITAJIMA, Shigeji MAEDA
    • Synopsis
    • An unprecedented full page newspaper ad reads: Please kill this man. As a reward, I will pay 10 million dollars. The sponsor is Ninagawa, a billionaire financial world magnate.
      He issued a bounty on the head of Kiyomaru, the man who savagely murdered Ninagawa’s young granddaughter. Fearing for his life, Kiyomaru comes out of hiding and turns himself in. As the entire nation sets their sights on killing him, two security police officers and three detectives are chosen to escort Kiyomaru to Tokyo Metro HQ custody within 48 hours. Their bodyguard assignment: protect “human waste”.
      The do-or-die mission begins. Ordinary citizens, cops and even riot task force tenaciously try to whack Kiyomaru. Despite changing means of transport to emergency vehicles and even the bullet train to escape from these unseen assassins, for some reason, the location of the transport team is continually updated on the Kiyomaru Website.
      Never knowing when or where they will be attacked or who will turn traitor on them, the tension mounts to edge-of-your-seat heights.
      What’s the point in risking a life to guard a lowlife murderer? Or is that what “justice” means?
      Can the Special Police team safely transport Kiyomaru to Tokyo Metro HQ?
      Watch as the story heads for an unpredictable horrifically, mind blowing climax!
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