Der Samurai (2014)

samurai1.jpgGermany has produced som great films in the horror genre and Der Samurai is another good one!

Der SamuraiA wolf strives through the woods around an isolated German village. Jakob the young local police officer is onto him, but scents something more in the darkness. What he finds is a man, it seems, wild eyed, of wiry build, in a dress. He carries a katana, a Samurai sword. When the Samurai invites Jakob to follow him on his crusade towards the village, it becomes Jakob’s mission to pursue the lunatic to end this wanton destruction. At the end of the night Jakob has experienced too much, is too far from whom he once was. Something hidden has been unleashed to meet the first rays of daylight.

This German movie about a man in a dress, going berserk with a samurai sword, is really different. The story took unexpected turns and was very interesting. Der Samurai was not as bloody as I had expected it to be, but the story was great and intense, since I did not know what the samurai would do next.

The final scene was probably my favorite scene in the entire film, because of the music and the craziness of the main character. The entire movie focuses on events that occurs throughout one night and it is very exciting. It is too bad that we did not get to know the samurai character more, but that character was still interesting and the atmosphere of Der Samurai was creepy all the way through.

Grading: 8 out 10.

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