The Last Samurai (2003)

Director
Edward Zwick

Main cast
Tom Cruise; Ken Watanabe; William Atherton; Chad Lindberg; Billy Connolly

Genres
Drama, Action, War, History

Description
Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren 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.


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