Shield of Straw
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- Movie: Shield of Straw (English title)
- Romaji: Wara no Tate
- Japanese: 藁の楯
- Director: Takashi Miike
- Writer: Kazuhiro Kiuchi (novel), Tamio Hayashi
- Producer: Naoaki Kitajima, Shigeji Maeda
- Cinematographer: Nobuyasu Kita
- Release Date: April 26, 2013
- Runtime: 125 min.
- Genre: Action / Suspense
- Distributor: Warner Bros.
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Ninagawa is a powerful man in Japanese politics and with top economic connections.His granddaughter is then murdered. The suspect is Kunihide Kiyomaru (Tatsuya Fujiwara). Kunihide Kiyomaru has a prior conviction for assaulting and killing a girl 8 years ago. The police could never apprehend the suspect in the prior killing.
Three months after the murder of his granddaughter, Ninagawa places a whole page ad in the 3 big Japanese newspapers. The ad states "Please kill this man Kunihide Kiyomaru and I will pay you 1,000,000,000 yen as a reward." Meanwhile, Kunihide Kiyomaru sees the ad and begins to fear for his life. Kunihide Kiyomaru then turns himself in at the Fukuoka Police Station. Five detectives from the security section (SP) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department travel to Fukuoka to escort Kunihide Kiyomaru back to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. The distance between Fukuoka and Tokyo is apprixmately 1,200 km. During their fateful trip, a significant portion of the Japanese population plot to kill Kunihide Kiyomaru. Many of those people, actually pursue Kunihide Kiyomaru while he goes back to Tokyo to get the 1 billion yen reward. The lonely fight of the five detectives to protect this man begins ...
- Based on the novel "Wara no Tate" by Kazuhiro Kiuchi (published October, 2004 by Kodansha Ltd.).
- Filming begins August 19, 2012 and finishes early October, 2012.
|Takao Osawa||Nanako Matsushima||Tatsuya Fujiwara||Tsutomu Yamazaki||Goro Kishitani|
|Kazuki Mekari||Atsuko Shiraiwa||Kunihide Kiyomaru||Takaoki Ninagawa||Takeshi Okumura|
|Masato Ibu||Kento Nagayama||Kimiko Yo||Hirotaro Honda|
|Kenji Sekiya||Masataka Kanbashi||Chikako Yuri||Section Chief Ooki|