Action, Period

Mumon: The Land of Stealth


Directed by: Yoshihiro Nakamura
2017 / 125 minutes / All



Screened as part of JFF 2017 (opening night film)

The historical Tensho Iga War, known as the first and only battle between ninja and samurai, sets the scene for this fictional period epic. The Iga ninja are infamous for being notorious assassins and skilled mercenaries who would do anything for money. Not even the fearsome warlord Oda Nobunaga would dare step into the land of stealth, leaving Iga as the only unconquered province in the whole of Japan.

Mumon (Satoshi Ohno of Arashi, Kaibutsu-kun) is well-known for being the deadliest ninja on any battlefield. Although at home, his beautiful wife Okuni (Satomi Ishihara, Shin Godzilla) only sees a lazy peasant husband. Prompted by Okuni to earn more money, he takes on more missions. When he kills the son of a rival ninja family, he unknowingly triggers a deadly battle with the samurai forces led by Oda Nobukatsu, Nobunaga’s son.

Unsurprisingly, the Iga ninja only follow where money goes. With no reward money and only their lives at stake, Mumon and the villagers flee for safety, leaving only a handful of men to defend their land. But to Iga’s greatest warrior, there’s nothing more golden than his beautiful wife’s words. So when Okuni speaks out about the men who’ll be left for dead, he’s forced to make a choice—to flee for his life or fight til his death?


Opening Night Lucky Door Prize

Join us for any of the opening night screenings of Mumon: The Land of Stealth and get a chance to win a sake gift pack* from festival partner Sakenet Australia!

* Sake gift pack can only be awarded to patrons aged 18+
Director Yoshihiro Nakamura (The Snow White Incident, The Magnificent Nine) delivers a cool period flick with pop aesthetics and a stylish jazz-rock soundtrack. Featuring a star-studded cast, Satoshi Ohno’s (of J-pop group Arashi) performance as the free-spirited and funny, but very deadly, ninja Mumon is not to be missed!
Audience warning: This film contains very mild themes and mild violence.
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Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura

Producers: Takashi Hirano, Tamako Tsujimoto, Kazuteru Harafuji, Atsuyuki Shimoda and Kazufumi Fujii

Original Story: Ryo Wada

Screenplay: Ryo Wada

Cast: Satoshi Ohno, Satomi Ishihara, Ryohei Suzuki, Yuri Chinen, Makita Sports, Yuna Taira, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Denden, Jun Kunimura and Yusuke Iseya

Genre: Action, Period

Format: DCP colour