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.
Plot Keywords: japan, loss of loved one, war crimes, sense of guilt, swordplay, general, samurai, war veteran, katana, sword, arms deal, homeland, emperor, language barrier, self-discovery, mountain village, foreign legion, mercenary, campaign, commercial agreement, insurgence, leader, war strategy, gettysburg, slaughter, soldier, alcoholic, u.s. soldier, japanese army, 19th century, war trauma
|Writers||John Logan, John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz|
|Production Companies||Warner Bros. Pictures, Radar Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions, Cruise-Wagner Productions|
|Production Countries||Japan, United States of America, New Zealand|
|Spoken Languages||English, 日本語|