Uzumasa Limelight (2014)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Drama

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The film centers an aged movie extra who specializes to be killed in samurai movies without ever being lit by the limelight. Using Charlie Chaplin's film Limelight as an underlying theme, ... See full summary »


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11 December 2014 | bbickley13-921-58664
| Nice Samurai Drama about a actor in a Samurai drama
A Samurai movie about Samurai Drama follows an aged actor in a Samurai TV drama, best known for dying well on this series for the past 40 years. He's dealing with the changing tone of Kyoto, The Hollywood of the East, dealing with becoming washed up, and dealing with his body slowly giving up on him, all at once. On his way out he develops a relationship with a girl who was on her way in, and trains her in the art of stage sword fighting.

It was a very quiet but passionate performance by all the actors, and I love movies about Showbiz. This one was particularly appealing, as I got a small insight of what it was possibly like to be an extra in Japan's studio system.

It was cool cause it was not overly dramatic and was slightly humorous as a satire about making TV shows should be. Plus because it was about a Samurai Drama, we got some cool sword fights. Well forth it.

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Action | Drama


Release Date:

12 July 2014



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Filming Locations

Kyoto, Japan

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,090 7 December 2014

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