Neko Samurai ~Samurai ♥ Cat~

July 19, 2014
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Kazuki Kitamura.

Introduction and Q&A with actor Kazuki
Kitamura, with CUT ABOVE Award Ceremony

Followed by the Japan CATS Party!

"Obviously, this is a must see film. Let’s not even kid around about that." —Badass Digest

The ever versatile Kazuki Kitamura stars as masterless samurai Kyutaro Madarame, a feared swordsman who has fallen on hard times in old Edo. Caught between two warring gangs in an epic battle of cat lovers and dog lovers, he begrudgingly accepts the canine faction’s offer to assassinate the opposite leader’s beloved pet: an adorable white cat. Yet upon raising his lethal sword, he cannot bring himself to go through with the act, and the cat melts his ronin heart. But before finding peace as a newly minted cat person, the still fearsome Madarame will have to take on both gangs in a classic samurai street brawl. Kitamura and the cat ("Tamanojo") form a winning onscreen pair in this charming and hilarious romp. Directed by former Takashi Miike Assistant Director Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Neko Samurai ~Samurai ♥ Cat~ is perfect for cat lovers and cinephiles alike.

Japan. 2014. 100 min. HDCAM, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi. With Kazuki Kitamura, Misako Renbutsu, Yasufumi Terawaki, Kanji Tsuda, Shigeyuki Totsugi.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2014.


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Image: Kazuki Kitamura © From First Production Co., Ltd

The JAPAN CATS party is made possible by The Globus Family.

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014
  • 7:30 pm