2019 – Color – 104 min. – DIGITAL ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: SATOH Takeru
KOMATSU Nana, MORIYAMA Mirai
TOYOKAWA Etsushi, HASEGAWA Hiroki
Directed by: Bernard ROSE
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Beginning with the arrival of Commodore Perry’s “Black Ships,” Japan is on the brink of change. A young ninja is operating undercover in the court of an aging lord during the final days of the Tokugawa shogunate. After the lord challenges his lazy samurai clansmen to a punishing marathon to toughen them up, the ninja finds his loyalties put to the test. Into the mix comes the lord’s rebellious daughter, Princess Yuki, a heroine who escapes the castle to take part in the dangerous marathon in disguise. Facing impossible odds, this unusual band of characters are running to win or die. The film is inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan.