Taras Shevchenko: The first samurai

The story takes place in 1844. Rescuing from the persecution of the emperor of Japan, the samurai falls on the territory of Ukraine. Eventually he meets the young Taras Shevchenko, whom he decides to teach traditional Japanese martial arts. Together, heroes begin to fight for the freedom of the Ukrainian people.


Genre: Historical Fantasy, Western
Audience: 16 – 35
Premiere: 5 March 2020
Running time: 90 min
Production: Kristi films supported by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine
Start filming: July 2019
Cast: Roman Lutsky
Producer: Yuri Minzyanov
Stage of production : Preparation for shooting
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