Jul 14th 2021

Comfort Film and Asian Pop-up Cinema present a screening of

SAMURAI MARATHON 1855 (サムライマラソン) (2019)

Inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon 1855 is a live action pic with a samurai twist. In the late feudal era of Japan, a young ninja (Satoh) is operating undercover in the court of an aging Lord during a peaceful era of Japan that is on the brink of change. After the Lord challenges his lazy samurais to a punishing marathon to toughen them up, the ninja finds his loyalties put to the test. Facing impossible odds, this unusual band of characters is running a race to win or die.

In Japanese w/English subtitles
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Bernard Rose

Starring: Takeru Satoh, Nana Komatsu, Mirai Moriyama, Shota Sometani, Munetaka Aoki, Ryu Kohata, Yuta Koseki, Danny Huston

Media: digital projection
Runtime: 104 Minutes
Outside on the Comfort Station Lawn.

About Asian Pop up Cinema
is 501 C 3 Chicago-based Asian film festival held semi-annually in the Spring (March-April) and in the fall (September-November).

Programmed for Comfort Station by Raul Benitez, Nando Espinosa, Emily Perez and Matthew Tapey.



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