13 Assassins (13-nin no shikaku, 2010)

From Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema by Markus Nornes

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  • Figure 7.1. 13 Assassins (13-nin no shikaku, 2010): calligraphy written by mouth, by a woman whose arms and legs were cut off by a rival, with tears of blood splashing the page. The assassin displays her message—“Kill them all”/みなごろし—before slaughtering the villain.