CANNES SHORT TAKES, “Blade of the Immortal”

Starring Takuya Kimura and Hana Sugisaki
Directed by Takeshi Miike

One of the films to appear out of competition this year at the Cannes Festival is Takeshi Miike's adaptation of the manga opus "Blade of the immortal" ("Mugen no Junin" in the romaji original). The film combines magic with swordsmen, valor, many good sword fights, and the need for revenge. Manji's (played by Japanese actor Takuya Kimura) younger sister is killed in front of him. He goes on a quest ... more >