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Last Knights (2015)

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A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.


Kazuaki Kiriya (as Kaz I Kiriya)


Michael Konyves (screenplay), Dove Sussman (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Raiden
Morgan Freeman ... Bartok
Cliff Curtis ... Lt. Cortez
Aksel Hennie ... Geza Mott
Tsuyoshi Ihara ... Ito
Sung-Ki Ahn ... Auguste (as Sung Ki Ahn)
Payman Maadi ... Emperor
Si-yeon Park ... Hannah
Noah Silver ... Gabriel
Ayelet Zurer ... Naomi
Rose Caton Rose Caton ... Lilly
Giorgio Caputo ... Slim Tully
James Babson ... Fat Jim
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Maria
Michael Lombardi ... Josiah


A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master in a sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honor, and vengeance. Written by Lionsgate

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A battle for honour. A bloodshed for justice.


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UK | South Korea



Release Date:

17 April 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Knights of AKO See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although not mentioned, the story is a remake of the 47 Ronin, Genroku Chûshingura (1941). See more »


While watching Bartok's castle burning, an airplane is visible as the camera pans out to Raiden and his horse. See more »


Bartok: There will be times where we are powerless to injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
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Alternate Versions

The UK '12A' cinema version had some of the stronger moments of violence removed. The '15' certificate DVD is uncut. See more »


Version of Chûshingura (1962) See more »


feat. Natacha Atlas
by Satnam Ramgotra and Martin Tillman
(p) 2015 Moviescore Media
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Yet another rendition freely based on 47 Ronin , it deals with a feudal lord : Morgan Freeman and his soldiers captained by Clive Owen .
10 June 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Although not mentioned , the story results to be a remake of the the 47 Ronin and and it boasts a splendid cast . it is based on the Japanese folk legend . Middle Age , an Europen country , this is an epic chronicling an ancient legend .As a group of military led by Clive Owen set out to avenge the dishonor and death of their master at the hands of a ruthless , corrupt Prime Minister, Aksel Hennie . Commanded by a fallen knight who was tricked into commiting an ominous execution , he is called Raiden ,and along with their knights rise against a nasty , sadistic ruler to avenge their Master , as every battle needs a hero . They are banished and isolated but Raiden rallies again his bunch and reforces the team . As their entire destiny lies in the hands of one knight .His threatened people made him a leader , the empire made him a renegade , history made him a hero .

Features noisy action , strong rivalry , thrills , emotion , intense drama and a lot of sword-play . It is made big scale with some breathtaking and spectacular battles such as the final assault on the impregnable fortress . The plot is ordinary and simple , as a rough emperor : Payman Maadi sentences a powerful feudal lord who is condemned to death and then his soldiers become Ronin : warriors with no master , and planning a scheme to revenge their dishonored Master , subsequently seeking vengeance , justice and honor. The appropriate photography is generously laden with views of of palaces and castles as well as paronamic vistas .The action is well paced with adequate interpretation, though the story occassionaly drags for an uneven script by Dove Sussman . It is full of good values as bravery, knighthood, honour , comradeship , sacrifice and redemption . Cast and support cast is frankly fine , such as Owen , Freeman , Aksel Hennie , Ayelet Zurer as faithfull wife , Ihara as an upright knight and Cliff Curtis as btave lieutenant .

Ii contains a colorful and evocative photography shot in Czech Republic , though sometimes dark cinematography by the great Spanish cameraman Antonio Riestra who has photographed nice films as Mama , The bachelors , Katmandu , Lidice , Black bread, Stephanie , Eloise ,and The face of love . Rousing and thrilling musical score accompanying perfectly to action from Ramgotra and Martin Tillman.The motion picture turns out to be a British/South Korea coproduction well directed by Kazuaki Kiriya who has made a few movies as Goeman and Cassehern

This is the seventh cinematic adaptation of the 47 Ronin incident after 47 Ronin 1942by Kengi Migozuchi this is the largest version of the kabuki rendition of the story by Seika Mayama ; The loyal 47 Ronin 58 , Chushingura 62 , Ako jo danzetsu , 47 Ronin 84 , Saigo no Chushingira 2010 and the most popular retelling is 47 Ronin 2013 by Carl Rinsch with Keanu Reeves , Hiroyuki Sanada , Tanaka , Rinko Kikuchi , Cary Tagawa.And is really influenced in the Film " Ronin" 1998 by John Frankenheimer with Robert DeNiro , Sean Bean, Stellan Skarsgard , Jonathan Pryce .

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