A SAMURAI AT THE VATICAN

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One-off

: History
: Stéphane Bégoin
: Gedeon Programmes/ Arte/ NHK/ AT Prod/ Japan Foundation/ Casa Kafka Pictures Movie
: Download
: April 2018
: One off, HD, 16/9
: 2xTRAILER, 1x52', 1x90'

In 1613, Shogun Tokugawa delegated the first Japanese Embassy to sail off to Europe to negotiate with the Pope and the King of Spain the opening of a new sea route competing with the  Silk Road. Led by the samurai Hasekura Tsunemaga and the Franciscan monk Luis Sotelo this expedition spent seven years traveling one third of the globe before reaching their final destination.

Watch their epic adventures unfold from Japan over to Mexico, Seville and The Vatican to reveal a secret chapter of History, the very first Japanese expedition to the Western World.

And discover the fate and legacy of these men caught up in the first ages of globalization as they faced secret ambitions, religious and political tensions.

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