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Waga jinsei saiaku no toki (1993)

Maiku Hama is a private detective working in Yokohama. Hama comes to the aid of a Taiwanese waiter named Yang and agrees to track down his missing brother. Through a series of ... See full summary »

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Maiku Hama
Shirô Sano ...
Masaru Kanno
Kiyotaka Nanbara ...
Hoshino
Hai-Ping Yang ...
Yang Hai Tin
Te-Chien Hou ...
De Jian (as Hou De Jian)
Akaji Maro ...
Lt. Nakayama
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Yamaguchi
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Joe
Haruko Wanibuchi ...
Lily Hama
Kaho Minami ...
Byakuran
Mika Ohmine ...
Akane Hama
Housei Kondo ...
Kondo
Masako Miyaji ...
Masako
Kenji Anan ...
Kitamura
Zen Kajihara ...
Iwasaki (as Zen Kajiwara)
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Maiku Hama is a private detective working in Yokohama. Hama comes to the aid of a Taiwanese waiter named Yang and agrees to track down his missing brother. Through a series of double-crosses Hama gets embroiled in a gang war and a revenge plot between the two brothers. Written by Todd K. Bowman <tkbowman@aol.com>

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5 March 1994 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Najstraszniejszy czas w moim zyciu  »

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17 September 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

A private eye film, in Japanese, shot in black and white with the hero going by the name of Maiku Hama whose office is in a movie theatre. How can you go wrong with a combination like that?

This is a really clever film that veers confidently between mild violence, comedy and a relatively interesting story line.

It's the little things that really make this film stand out - the scene where Maiku is beaten mercilessly with a stick by his sensei is hilarious. The cold blooded murders aren't graphic, but you'll remember them for a long time. The cinematography is first rate, especially the use lighting which really makes the black and white medium work fantastically well.

Highly recommended.


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