Shield of Straw

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Shield of Straw (Wara no Tate)
Shield of Straw poster.jpg
Directed by Takashi Miike
Produced by Naoaki Kitajima
Shigeji Maeda
Misako Saka
Written by Tamio Hayashi
Based on Wara no Tate 
by Kazuhiro Kiuchi
Starring Takao Osawa
Nanako Matsushima
Tatsuya Fujiwara
Music by Kôji Endô
Cinematography Nobuyasu Kita
Edited by Kenji Yamashita
Straw Shield Production Committee
Distributed by Warner Bros. (Japan)
Release dates
  • 26 April 2013 (2013-04-26)
Running time 125 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Shield of Straw (藁の楯 Wara no Tate?) is a 2013 Japanese thriller film directed by Takashi Miike.[1] It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival[2] and was scheduled for release in the spring of 2013.[3]


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.



  1. ^ "Miike Casts Jin's Osawa, Ring's Matsushima, Death Note's Fujiwara". Anime News Network. 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  2. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Schilling, Mark (2012-08-01). "Japanese helmer Miike sets up 'Shield'". Retrieved 2012-08-04. 

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