Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him 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.
Director: Edward Zwick
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Cast: Aoi Minato, Billy Connolly, Chad Lindberg, Hiroaki Amano, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hisao Takeda, Jiro Wada, John Koyama, Ken Watanabe, Kenta Daibo, Koji Fujii