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Cast

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Directed by
Kinji Fukasaku 
 
Writing credits
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Shinji Fujiwara  book
Fumio Kônami 
Hirô Matsuda 
Norio Osada 

Produced by
Akira Oda .... producer
Shigeru Wakita .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hajime Kaburagi 
 
Cinematography by
Keiji Maruyama 
 
Film Editing by
Keiichi Uraoka 
 
Production Design by
Osamu Miki 
 
Art Direction by
Kiminobu Satô 
 
Production Management
Junichi Mine .... executive in charge of production
Hiromi Munemoto .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yoshimi Yamada .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yoshiharu Kawazoe .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Yukio Obi .... sound
Kimifumi Satô .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenzô Ishiwata .... gaffer
 
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David Geiger .... english subtitles by
 

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Also Known As:
"Kyôkatsu koso waga jinsei" - Japan (original title)
"Blackmail Is My Life" - USA (DVD title)
"Call Me Blackmail!" - USA
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90 min
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UK:15 (2008)

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It's different but not especially distinguished., 9 November 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I noticed that IMDb lists this as a crime film AND a comedy. Well, there's nothing funny about the film--it's not at all a comedy. Instead, the film is about four low-lifes who make a career out of blackmailing people and fighting various mobs (who SHOULD have been able to smash them like bugs but somehow didn't throughout much of the film). For them, it all seems to be for the thrills and laughs--the money is secondary. However, the deeper the risk the greater the thrills--so they keep biting off more and more and more. You figure that eventually they'll get in way over their heads. And that is when their friend Zero (a black guy--which is quite unusual for a Japanese film) is killed, things look really bad for these bizarre anti-heroes.

While this film is quite different from the usual mobster film of the time, it still is a pretty ordinary crime drama. It was reasonably entertaining but no more. For those who like the genre, it's worth seeing--for others, probably not.

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