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The 3 African Samurai
April 23, 2012 7:50 AM   Subscribe

Heavily influenced by samurai films from film makers such as Akira Kurosawa, French/Burkinabe filmmaker Cédric Ido produced a short award winning film, Hasaki Ya Suda (The Three Black Samurai) set in the future. Its synopsis reads: It is 2100. In the world engulfed in chaos and war whose residents are consumed by terrible hunger, the last fertile land became the subject of fierce battles. Three warriors: noble Wurubenba (Jacky Ido), Shandaru (Cedric Ido), who wants to avenge his father’s death, and Kapkaru (Min Man Ma) craving for power, will face one another in a fight for life and death. Watch the full 25-minute Hasaki Ya Suda short film (available only with French subtitles at the moment) or the 1 minute teaser. Interview with Cedric in English.
posted by infini (7 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
The trailer gets weirdly lyrical at about 0:34 thanks to the drum beat. Pretty cool. Going to watch this later.
posted by curious nu at 8:20 AM on April 23, 2012


"...available only with French subtitles at the moment"

Dear French people, enjoy.
posted by uraniumwilly at 8:22 AM on April 23, 2012


My apologies, that full version has gone offline from the official site now - I hadn't noticed the blogpost saying that it was up for a limited time only. A Google search.
posted by infini at 8:36 AM on April 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's worth mentioning that (according to Wikipedia) the film is in Lingala—I was puzzling over the the titles and the names and trying to make (Japanese) sense out of them.
posted by The Tensor at 9:23 AM on April 23, 2012


This looks cool. Thanks for posting.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:44 AM on April 23, 2012


so, can I watch it and understand it as an english speaker?
posted by rebent at 10:15 AM on April 23, 2012


French subtitles are fine for me (yaye) but I'm waiting to find the film again. :(
posted by Phalene at 10:37 AM on April 23, 2012


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