The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai (2003) is a Action, Drama, History film directed by Edward Zwick – In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet’s first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren’s courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto’s failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when .IMDB

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Directed By – Edward Zwick

Genre – Action, Drama, History

Cast – Tom Cruise , Chad Lindberg , Ken Watanabe , Ray Godshall Sr. , Billy Connolly , Timothy Spall , Togo Igawa , William Atherton , Tony Goldwyn , Masato Harada , John Koyama , Masashi Odate , Shintaro Wada , Shichinosuke Nakamura , Satoshi Nikaido

In Theaters – 5 December 2003

Duration – 154 Minutes

MPAA Rating : R

Taglines : In the face of an enemy, in the Heart of One Man, Lies the Soul of a Warrior.

Story Writers: John Logan

Country: New Zealand , USA , Japan

Language: Japanese , English

Production Company : Radar Pictures , Warner Bros. , The Bedford Falls Company , Cruise/Wagner Productions