Shield of Straw
|Shield of Straw (Wara no Tate)|
|Directed by||Takashi Miike|
|Produced by||Naoaki Kitajima
|Written by||Tamio Hayashi|
|Based on||Wara no Tate
by Kazuhiro Kiuchi
|Music by||Kôji Endô|
|Edited by||Kenji Yamashita|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. (Japan)|
|Running time||125 minutes|
Shield of Straw (藁の楯 Wara no Tate?) is a 2013 Japanese thriller film directed by Takashi Miike. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was scheduled for release in the spring of 2013.
A billionaire sets a bounty on the murderer of his granddaughter. The killer is apprehended and faces attacks on his life from various citizens. A group of police are tasked with transporting him unharmed to police HQ in Tokyo.
- Takao Osawa - Kazuki Mekari
- Nanako Matsushima - Atsuko Shiraiwa
- Tatsuya Fujiwara - Kunihide Kiyomaru
- Masatō Ibu - Kenji sekiya
- Kimiko Yo - Chikako yuri
- Tsutomu Yamazaki - Ninagawa
- "Miike Casts Jin's Osawa, Ring's Matsushima, Death Note's Fujiwara". Anime News Network. 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
- Schilling, Mark (2012-08-01). "Japanese helmer Miike sets up 'Shield'". Variety.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
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