Man of Tai Chi (2013)

Man of Tai Chi (2013) Action, Drama | 1h 45min | 13 March 2014 (Germany) 6.1
Director: Keanu ReevesWriters: Michael G. CooneyStars: Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen MokSummary: Tiger Chen is a Tai Chi student who is rather rebellious and uses Tai Chi to fight despite his master's concerns. When the temple where he studies get threatened from modern redevelopment, he fights in an underground fight club to get money the temple needs. However he soon realizes that his employer has other negative motives. Written by Immanuel A.

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Last Samurai (2003)

Last Samurai (2003) Action, Drama, War | 2h 34min | 8 January 2004 (Germany) 7.7
Director: Edward ZwickWriters: John LoganStars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy ConnollySummary: In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a cynical veteran of the American Civil War, who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing Imperial Army in modern warfare using firearms. The Imperial Omura (Masato Harada) cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai, hereditary warriors, who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty, but reject the Westernizing policy, and even refuse firearms. Yet, when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded, Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe) spare his life. Once nursed to health, he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted. He must now choose to honor... Written by KGF Vissers

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