September 25 2023

Trailer and poster for movie “Kubi”

Trailer and poster added for movie “Kubi” starring Takeshi Kitano, Hidetoshi Nishijima, & Ryo Kase. The film is written and directed by Takeshi Kitano and already made its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in the Cannes Premiere section. The film is set in the 16th century and revolves around Nobunaga Oda (Ryo Kase) and Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s (Takeshi Kitano) pursuit of traitor Murashige Araki (Kenichi Endo).

“Kubi” is now set for release November 23, 2023 in Japan.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Nobunaga Oda (Ryo Kase) pursues the unification of the entire country and fights against rivals on multiple fronts, including the Mori, Takeda, and Uesugi clans. In the midst of these battles, Nobunaga Oda’s own vassal Murashige Araki (Kenichi Endo) stages a rebellion against him and then disappears. Nobunaga Oda gathers his vassals, including Mitsuhide Akechi (Hidetoshi Nishijima) and Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Takeshi Kitano), and orders them to find Murashige Araki. He promises that the one who is successful will become his successor.

Hideyoshi Toyotomi along with his younger brother Hidenaga and his military adviser Kanbee Kuroda (Tadanobu Asano) devises a secret plan. They recruit storyteller Shinzaemon Sorori (Yuichi Kimura), who is a former ninja, to find Murashige Araki. Beyond the capture of Murashige Araki, Hideyoshi Toyotomi plans to take control over the country by removing Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi.

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