2013 / Free screening / Family adventure film from Japan at LA EigaFest, Dec 7, 3:50 pm


LA EigaFest

SAMURAI PIRATES

116 min / Family adventure

Director / Scriptwriter: Kenichi Omori

Producer: Yumiko Masuda

Saturday, Dec. 7, 3:50 pm

Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. (323) 461-2020

Free admission

For registration, visit www.laeigafest.com

The film screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

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In the 16th century, Japan was home to several samurai pirates. The Murakami Clane, said to be the strongest of all the samurai of the sea were said to have hid a vast fortune in the islands they occupied.

Kaede is a sprightly girl whose town on an island in the Seto Inland Sea stands disheartened by the abolition of a ferry route central to its survival.

If discontinued, her family will lose their soy sauce factory and, with it, their home. The crisis appears beyond solution, but Kaede’s spirit knows no surrender.

When her dreams tell of the treasure that her ancestor, Takeyoshi Murakami, is believed to have stashed away, she recruits three friends and resolves to uncover the four-hundred-year-old mystery.

Yet their only clue is a map seemingly undecipherable, and currents unpredictable and strong stand in their way. In this story, a brave young girl battles the odds, and wins!