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The Last Samurai


Kyoto Prefecture California


The 1870s

In the face of an enemy, in the heart of one man, lies the soul of a warrior. — Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

Released in 2003 — 154 minutes


Drama Action War History


English Japanese