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Director  Kazuaki Kiriya
Initial DVD release  June 30, 2015 (USA)
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure
Producer  Luci Y. Kim
Country  United States
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Release date  April 3, 2015 (2015-04-03)
Writer  Michael Konyves (screenplay), Dove Sussman (screenplay)
Cast  Clive Owen (Raiden), Morgan Freeman (Bartok), Aksel Hennie (Gezza Mott), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Maria), James Babson (Fat Jim), Giorgio Caputo (Slim Tully)
Similar movies  Outcast, Robin Hood, Black Knight, Sword of Vengeance, Black Death, The Four Feathers

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Last Knights is a 2015 American drama film directed by Kazuaki Kiriya and written by Michael Konyves and Dove Sussman, based on the legend of the forty-seven Ronin. The film stars Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman in the lead roles. It centers on a band of warriors who seek to avenge the loss of their master at the hands of a corrupt minister. The film had its limited release on April 3, 2015, by Lionsgate and was released to video on demand on June 30, 2015.


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Bartok, an ageing nobleman, watches over his estate—a vassal kingdom to a great empire. Protecting the Bartok clan is Commander Raiden and his elite soldiers, who also serve Bartok. Raiden is surprised when Bartok tells him he is to be his heir, and gives him a sword. The empire has become corrupt and the evil minister, Geza Mott, humiliates Bartok by beating him with a stick for failing to provide an adequate bribe, until Bartok retaliates — which is treason against the crown. Bartok is put to trial where he speaks openly of his disdain for what honour has become in the empire. He is sentenced to death and Raiden is ordered to execute his own master. Bartok's estate is divided and the Bartok clan is disbanded. Geza Mott suspects Raiden will demand vengeance, and has his trusted warrior, Ito, watch Raiden to ensure there is no possibility of revenge.

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A year passes and Raiden is now a drunk. Geza is still highly fearful of Raiden's wrath and demands half his father-in-law's troops to safeguard him while he completes construction of his newly fortified estate, with more soldiers than the emperor's own security detail. Raiden's wife, Naomi, couldn't bear to be with him as he had fallen so low, with Raiden even selling his sword for more drink. When Bartok's virgin daughter is offered to Raiden in a whorehouse, he shows no concern for her but leaves the premises. Geza finally lets his guard down and stops watching Raiden. It is now revealed that Raiden and the Bartok clan soldiers sacrificed everything for the illusion of a complete defeat, and have been waiting for the right time to group and together regain the clan's honour by avenging their master's death.

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Raiden's men have been working in secret, building up contacts and connections, and gathering intelligence about Geza's estate - even secretly altering his estate to help them in their cause. As Raiden's men infiltrate the estate, Auguste has secretly made a pact with Raiden to help him, in exchange for Raiden's help to free his daughter from her marriage to Geza Mott. Geza has always mistreated Auguste's daughter which, along with Bartok's execution, causes Auguste to see that his vicious son-in-law has no honour. Raiden and his men successfully infiltrate Geza's estate, are discovered, and need to face a large number of soldiers.

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Raiden's men fall one by one as they enter deep into Geza's estate. Ito takes responsibility for his complacency and duels with Raiden. Ito's sword fails and Raiden kills him. Raiden breaks into Geza's bedroom and decapitates him. With Geza dead, Raiden's surviving group rescues Bartok's daughter and tells her that Bartok's honour is restored. When word reaches the Emperor, he discusses with his council on how to deal with Bartok's soldiers, who caution him against the risk of turning the people against the crown. They realise that the public view Geza's death as a righteous one, and widely support the Bartok clan. The council advises that any judgement should restore their honour, rather than make them martyrs. Raiden asks that he be the only one executed for Geza's death.

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The crown publicly admits the righteousness of the Bartok clan, but also reminds the crowd that killing a high council member is still the same as an attack on the emperor and Raiden will be executed. Before his execution, Raiden charges Lt. Cortez to take control of the surviving Bartok clan. In a flashback, he sees Naomi one last time to apologize for her suffering before making peace with his own life. Raiden lowers his head with his eyes closed, and as the executioner draws his sword back, Raiden's eyes suddenly open wide and the screen goes to black.


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  • Clive Owen as Raiden
  • Morgan Freeman as Bartok
  • Cliff Curtis as Lt. Cortez
  • Aksel Hennie as Geza Mott
  • Dave Legeno as Olaf
  • Ayelet Zurer as Naomi
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo as Maria
  • Ahn Sung-ki as Auguste
  • Tsuyoshi Ihara as Ito
  • Park Si-yeon as Hannah
  • Giorgio Caputo as Slim Tully
  • James Babson as Fat Jim
  • Peyman Moaadi as Emperor
  • Noah Silver as Gabriel
  • +++The movie was dedicated to the honor of Dave Legeno, who died on July 6, 2014.


    Last Knights received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 17%, based on 24 reviews, with a rating of 3.5/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "As blandly unimaginative as its title, Last Knights revisits well-worn sword-and-sandal tropes without adding anything new – or interesting – to the genre." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 27 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Max Nicholson of IGN awarded it a score of 5.8 out of 10, saying "Last Knights doesn't quite rise to the challenge, despite good leads in Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman."


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