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The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai (2003)

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

DirectorEdward Zwick
WritersJohn Logan, John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz
Production CompaniesWarner Bros. Pictures, Radar Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions, Cruise-Wagner Productions
Production CountriesJapan, United States of America, New Zealand
Spoken LanguagesEnglish, 日本語

Alternate Titles

Poslednji samuraj
Samurai
The Last Samurai: Bushidou