One of Japan’s most critically acclaimed directors, Takashi Miike works his craft in a 1963 samurai action thriller titled 13 Assassins. Originally released in 2010, the storyline revolves around Lord Naritsugu, the younger brother of a shogun who mercilessly kills and rapes. His actions lead to a call of arms by a senior samurai known as Shinzaemon. Entrusted by government officials, he amasses a group of samurais to tackle Lord Naritsugu. However when the proposed attack goes wrong, the 13 samurais are left to battle over 200 men.
This is a stage performance featuring actor Taichi Saotome sword fighting with his own shadow.