FILMS 2017

THE MAGNIGICENT NINE 殿、利息でござる

SAT 2 SEP 3:30PM
ACADEMY CINEMAS BOOKING REQUIRED
2016 / 129 min. 

Censors rating: PG
(Parental Guidance Recommended for Young Viewers)  

 
(C)2016 "The Magnificent Nine" Film Partners
 

STORY

The comical tale of nine merchants’ secret resistance to the samurai class!

Times are tough in samurai Japan: the feudal lord’s harsh taxes are dragging an outpost town into poverty. Local merchant Juzaburo fears for the town’s future, and hatches a secret plan to end their misery. The outrageous mission: collect 1000ryo (300 million yen), loan it to the bureaucrats, reap interest off the loan, and save the town!

However, all must be carried out in secret unless they want to be exiled, or worse—executed! Would a sum of money that big really go under the radar?!

The comical tale of nine merchants’ secret resistance to the samurai lords is based on historical accounts of a band of merchants using their wit and wealth to defend their community.

Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura and featuring an all-star cast led by Sadao Abe (Dreams For SaleKamikaze Girls), Eita (64: RokuyonWild 7) and Satoshi Tsumabuki (What a Wonderful Family!, Water Boys).

TRAILER

CAST & STAFF

 
Director Yoshihiro Nakamura
Producer Tadashi Osumi
Original Story Michifumi Isoda
Cast Sadawo Abe / Eita / Satoshi Tsumabuki / Yuko Takeuchi / Yasufumi Terawaki