The Magnificent Nine / Tono, Risoku de Gozaru
Things seem hopeless for the residents of a poor post-town in 18th century Japan who suffered in great poverty due to heavy taxes imposed by the feudal lord. That is until an indigenous idea is introduced that could turn their fortunes around—lend money to their financially strapped lord and redistribute the interest to the townspeople to escape poverty. Pulling together every resource they have and gathered the vast amount of money needed, 1,000 "ryo" ( 300 million yen). An unlikely group of nine small business owners and farmers set the plan in motion, risking their own lives for the sake of the town’s survival. Meanwhile the 9 investors imposed a rule of modesty and code of silence on themselves, they abandoned any personal gain and accepted the challenge of giving up their wealth for the sake of town people and future of their hometown. If their plan is uncovered, they will definitely be decapitated… Do-or-die intellectual battle begins!   View film reviews
DIRECTOR Yoshihiro Nakamura
PRODUCERS Fumitsugu Ikeda
SCREENPLAY Yoshihiro Nakamura / Kenichi Suzuki
YEAR 2016
LENGTH 129 mins
CAST Sadawo Abe / Eita / Satoshi Tsumabuki / Yuko Takeuchi / Kitaro / Yudai Chiba/ Yasufumi Terawaki / Ichiro Hashimoto / Ken Nakamoto / Masahiko Nishimura / Ryuhei Matsuda / Mitsuko Kusabue / Tsutomu Yamazaki / Yuzuru Hanyu
CLASSIFICATION 13+
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Things seem hopeless for the residents of a poor post-town in 18th century Japan who suffered in great poverty due to heavy taxes imposed by the feudal lord. That is until an indigenous idea is introduced that could turn their fortunes around—lend money to their financially strapped lord and redistribute the interest to the townspeople to escape poverty. Pulling together every resource they have and gathered the vast amount of money needed, 1,000 "ryo" ( 300 million yen). An unlikely group of nine small business owners and farmers set the plan in motion, risking their own lives for the sake of the town’s survival. Meanwhile the 9 investors imposed a rule of modesty and code of silence on themselves, they abandoned any personal gain and accepted the challenge of giving up their wealth for the sake of town people and future of their hometown. If their plan is uncovered, they will definitely be decapitated… Do-or-die intellectual battle begins!  
DIRECTOR Yoshihiro Nakamura
PRODUCERS Fumitsugu Ikeda
SCREENPLAY Yoshihiro Nakamura / Kenichi Suzuki
YEAR 2016
LENGTH 129 mins
CAST Sadawo Abe / Eita / Satoshi Tsumabuki / Yuko Takeuchi / Kitaro / Yudai Chiba/ Yasufumi Terawaki / Ichiro Hashimoto / Ken Nakamoto / Masahiko Nishimura / Ryuhei Matsuda / Mitsuko Kusabue / Tsutomu Yamazaki / Yuzuru Hanyu
CLASSIFICATION 13+
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