"I want to convey to younger audiences how extraordinary this first non-white international hero was for his time," the director explains. "This was before Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Shaft or Antonio Banderas. In fact, Clint Eastwood's cool, take-no-shit character came from Japanese master Mifune." (R.D.)
Creditsdirector: Steven Okazaki
composer: Jeffrey Wood
producer: Toshiaki Nakazawa
screenplay: Stuart Galbraith IV & Steven Okazaki
Editor: Steven Okazaki
Cinematography: Guy Mossman, Eric Lin, Yasuyuki Ishikawa, Tohru Hina
production company: Creative Associates Limited (CAL)
More infodialogue: English, Japanese
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: United States of America
STEVEN OKAZAKI (1952): Unfinished Business (1986), Living on Tokyo Time (1987), Days of Waiting (1991, short), Troubled Paradise (1992), The Lisa Theory (1994), Alone Together: Young Adults Living with HIV (1995, short), Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street (2000), The Mushroom Club (2005, short), White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007), The Conscience of Nhem En (2008, short), Crushed: The Oxycontin Interviews (2010, short), Approximately Nels Cline (2013, short), Mifune: Last Samurai (2015).