Shield of Straw
The powerful multi-billionaire Ninagawa publically announces that he will give one billion yen to the person who assassinates his granddaughter's killer. Kunihide Kiyomaru suddenly realizes that millions of people are trying to have him killed, and turns himself in at the Fukuoka Police Station. Four police officers are assigned the task of bringing Kiyomaru back to Tokyo alive to put him on trial. With hordes of potential murderers surrounding them, this turns out to be far easier said than done. SHIELD OF STRAW is an intense and unpredictable thriller and one of Miike's most acclaimed film in years.
TAKASHI MIIKE is an acclaimed and highly productive Japanese filmmaker. After his debut in 1991 he has directed over seventy productions for both cinema and television. He is best known for controversial movies such as SHINJUKU TRIAD SOCIETY (1996), AUDITION (1999) and ICHI THE KILLER (2001).