December 5, 2003
Genre(s): Action, Drama, History, War
In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, is offered a job in Japan. He accepts the responsibility of turning peasants into an army skilled at using modern weapons for the emperor of Japan. During a confrontation with samurai, he is captured. Instead of murdering him, Katsumoto and his tribe not only help him to gain back his strength, but also show Algren their ways. This new knowledge and understanding of the "enemy" causes unforeseen trouble for the Captain. He is faced with the dilemma of which side to choose; his job or protecting the traditions of this tribe whom he has grown close to.