Bullets and Katanas

Action, Comedy, Featured, Non-USA | 92' minutes | 2023 | 4K | Spain


How would you react if you were a martial arts expert, had a katana in your hand, and your daughter had just been kidnapped? 

Sensei Marín begins a desperate race - in real time - to rescue his kidnapped daughter.

Bullets and Katanas is a crazy, cheeky and unique movie with a full immersive experience for the viewer. The first 50 minutes is shot in real time - shot in one take - in which the viewer accompanies the protagonists in their quest.

The second half is shot in the purest style of classic Hong Kong cinema of the '80s with plenty of nods to the genre, cameos and tributes.

The original version is in Spanish. 

An alternate version is dubbed in English.

Current rating on imdb: 7.7/10

Cast & Credits


José A. Marín (World Katana Champion)

Nacho Serapio (9x World Martial Arts Champion)

Rodrigo Poisón (The Man From Rome / Las Villamizar)

Emilio Linder (The Rift)

Elisabeth Larena (Cross the Line / La que se avecina)

Roberto García (Money Heist)


Directed by Nacho Serapio

Writers: José A. Marín & Nacho Serapio

Director of Photography: Victor Hugo Antón

For Consideration: GOYA (Spain’s Oscars), Feroz Awards, Forqué Awards & PLATINO Awards.

Winner – Best Action Comedy: Urban Action Showcase (New York)

Best Feature Film PNR (Platform of New Directors): Madrid International Film Festival

Official Selection: Hollywood Gold Awards

Winner – Best Director & Cinematography: London Movie Awards

Winner - Best Director, Best Film, Best Cast: Frida Film Festival

Honorable Mention - Best Director, Best Feature: Eastern Europe Film Festival

Official Selection: Toledo Action Fest


“…perfectly coordinated with the sole intention of entertaining” - Film Combat Syndicate

“A good movie that uses defects as a weapon and vehicle to have greater empathy with the characters.” – Ronin Cine Asiatico

“This is one of the most creative and unique films I’ve ever seen.” - Phil Gorn, Wonderphil Entertainment