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Straw Shield

5.1
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Original title
Wara no tate (Straw Shield) (Shield of Straw)
Year
Running time
125 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Tamio Hayashi (Novel: Kazuhiro Kiuchi)
Music
Kôji Endô
Cinematography
Nobuyasu Kita
Cast
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Producer
OLM / Oriental Light and Magic
Genre
Thriller. Action | Cop Movies
Official Site
http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/waranotate/index.html
Synopsis / Plot
"Kill Kunihide Kiyomaru, and I will pay you 1 billion Yen". This is the ad placed in all the main newspapers in Japan. In placing the ad, the powerful multi-billionnaire Ninagawa puts an irresistible price on the head of the man he believes to be his granddaughter's killer. Realising he has become a target for millions of people, Kiyomaru turns himself in at the Fukuoka Police Station. Four officers are dispatched to bring Kiyomaru back to Tokyo, risking their own life, but now any number of assassins lie in wait on the 1.200km journey. The trip becomes a hellish chase, with potential killers at every turn. Will the police get Kiyomaru to Tokyo to face justice, or will justice of a different nature prevail?
Awards
2013: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
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