LSC Event Descriptions

April 17 & 18, 2004

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Rated R
154 minutes

The Last Samurai (2003)
April 17, 2004 at 7:00 and 10:30pm in 26-100, and
April 18, 2004 at 10:00pm in 26-100.

This film is FREE for all visiting prefrosh!

This epic, set in Japan in the late nineteenth century, is the story of an American soldier (Tom Cruise) who is sent to Japan to destroy the last of the threatening samurai warriors. However, when he is captured, he begins to learn a side of the samurai he never knew. These honorable Japanese warriors train him in the art of swordsmanship and the code of honor, and in turn he becomes their most valued ally and advocate.

"Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic."
      -- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. Read this review.

Oscar nominations:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ken Watanabe)
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Sound

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