>> THE STORY <<
Mature in theme, operatic in scope, mystical in style, PRINCESS MONONOKE is the mythological tale of a war between encroaching civilization and the beast gods of the forest.
In a remote mountain village far away in Northern Japan, the young warrior Ashitaka, is forced to kill a monster to protect his village. Too late, he discovers that the boar-like creature he killed is a protector-god of the forest. In killing the demon boar, Ashitaka has brought upon himself a curse, its sign: a twisted scar on his right forearm that is slowly spreading.
Ashitaka journeys to the land of the Tatara clan where he hopes to uncover the mystery of the curse before it takes his young life. He meets their proud and regal leader, the Lady Eboshi. Along the way, he becomes involved in the bitter fight between two warring factions of humans and a race of forest- gods trapped in the middle.
During one battle, Ashitaka sees San, the Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves, who is prepared to die to defeat the humans. Against his will, Ashitaka is drawn into the struggle between man and nature, trying to persuade the two sides to find another way, one that will halt the endless circle of killing. He seeks a middle ground where forest creatures and humans can live in the world in peace together.
>> The Voices <<
San - Claire Danes Ashitaka - Billy Crudup Moro - Gillian Anderson Lady Eboshi - Minnie Driver
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