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Japan's 'Shield of Straw' an action pic in Cannes

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CANNES, France (AP) — Director Takashi Miike says shooting an action movie in Japan is a lot harder than it looks. His Cannes Film Festival entry "Shield of Straw" is a robust thriller about a team of police tasked with escorting a child-killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head safely across the country. "It was extremely difficult to shoot all the scenes in Japan," he told reporters...