Shield of Straw (2013)
Shield of Straw is a Japanese movie directed by Takashi Miike and based on a novel by Kazuhiro Kiuchi.
- Original title
- Transliterated title
- Wara no Tate
- Release date
- April 26, 2013
- Directed by
- Takashi Miike
- Written by
Tamio Hayashi (screenplay)
Kazuhiro Kiuchi (novel)
- 124 min.
- Eiren rating
- G (General Audiences)
- Distributed by
- Warner Bros.
A killer named Kiyomaru Kunihide murders the granddaughter of a powerful figure in the political and financial world. A few months later, Kiyomaru discovers the man has offered a 1 billion yen reward to anyone who manages to kill him. Fearing for his own life, he turns himself in to Fukuoka Prefectural Police.
Five elite Security Police are tasked with escorting Kiyomaru from Fukuoka to Tokyo, but they’re repeatedly blocked by citizens and other police looking to collect on the reward and/or exact revenge. Meanwhile, a conflict arises when one of the SP officers, Kazuki Mekari, begins to doubt if they should even bother protecting a despicable person like Kiyomaru while his partner, Atsuko Shiraiwa, remains duty-bound.
|Nanako Matsushima||Atsuko Shiraiwa|
|Tatsuya Fujiwara||Kunihide Kiyomaru|
|Takao Osawa||Kazuki Mekari|
Trailer (Japanese)Added 3 years ago
TV spot (Japanese)Added 4 years ago
- Wikipedia (Japanese)
- Shield of Straw: Cannes Review at The Hollywood Reporter
- Review - 7/10 at Film Business Asia (Derek Elley)