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    THE FLOATING CASTLE U.S. Premiere at Japan Cuts

    An army of 20,000 soldiers marches on Oshi Castle in THE FLOATING CASTLE, screening July 21st in New York City. Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace Entertainment. © 2012

    500 Rebels Defend Against an Army of 20,000 Source: Asmik Ace Entertainment, TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), Japan Society Official Movie Site: (Japan) Special Thanks to Shannon Jowett

    The clownish samurai Nagachika Narita (Mansai Nomura) ends up the leader of the rebel forces. Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace Entertainment. © 2012

    The period epic THE FLOATING CASTLE (?????, Nobo no Shiro, 2012) will have its US Premiere on Sunday, July 21st as the closing film of Japan Cuts: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema. The screening will take place 8:00 pm at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street - Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium, New York, NY 10017). Co-directed by Shinji Higuchi (SINKING OF JAPAN, Gamera trilogy) and Isshin Inudo (ZERO FOCUS), THE FLOATING CASTLE is based on Ryo Wada`s novel of the same name, which has sold more than 1.3 million copies since 2007. In the year 1590, the mighty warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Masachika Ichimura) is close to fulfilling his ambition of unifying all of Japan under his banner when he comes across unexpected resistance in the form of a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Nagachika Narita (Mansai Nomura), a frivolous hedonistic fellow and unlikely candidate for the position of rebel general, finds himself in charge of defending the castle. His odds? An army of 500 men to combat Hideyoshi Toyotomi`s army of 20,000.

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