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The Five (1995)
"Gonin" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Crime  -  16 January 1998 (USA)
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Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers.

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Junichi Mitsuya
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Kaname Hizu
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Jimmy
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Shohei Ogiwara
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Ichiro Kyoya (as Beat Takeshi)
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Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers. Written by Hans Wadsten <dubl@swipnet.se>

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KIRE tara tomaranai! [Japan]

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Dark - Yakuza - Thriller
14 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

After all you only need three words to describe "Gonin" apt:

DARK

YAKUZA

THRILLER

Got it?!? If you want to know more check out my following review: A very explosive film indeed that seems if director Takashi Ishi had crossed Hollywood examples like "Reservoir Dogs" and "Thing to do in Denver when you´re dead", and added some stylish pictures and typical Asian gun violence to the result. "Gonin" is distinguished by a sinister and hopeless atmosphere as well as the great performances of his main actors. Once more, the appearance of the unique Takeshi Kitano makes the whole film!

Maybe not the greatest movie of Japan´s 1990s cinema, but still a great work and better than 90 % of all those Tarantino rip-off gangster flicks which come from America!!!


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