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169 Ratings



Directed by Ryûhei Kitamura
Japan, 2003
Action, Drama, Fantasy


In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is AZUMI, the ultimate assassin.

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Azumi Directed by Ryûhei Kitamura

Awards & Festivals

Philadelphia Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Best Danger After Dark Film (Audience Award)

Awards of the Japanese Academy

2004 | 2 wins including: Newcomer of the Year

2004 | Nominee: Best Actress

Boston Independent Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Narrative (Special Jury Prize)

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