Shield of Straw (2013)

Shield of Straw is a Japanese movie directed by Takashi Miike and based on a novel by Kazuhiro Kiuchi.

Movie info

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.
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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.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Nanako Matsushima Nanako Matsushima Atsuko Shiraiwa
tatsuya-fujiwara Tatsuya Fujiwara Kunihide Kiyomaru
Takao Osawa Takao Osawa Kazuki Mekari
Masato Ibu Masato Ibu
Tsutomu Yamazaki Tsutomu Yamazaki
Goro Kishitani Goro Kishitani
Kento Nagayama Kento Nagayama


  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 4 years ago
  • TV spot (Japanese)

    Added 4 years ago


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Last Updated 10 Aug 2014 at 10:01