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Thrown together by chance during the robbery of a jewelry store by a Yakuza gang, five women take advantage of the situation to make off with the heist's loot, while a man hunts the same ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ken Ogata ...
Toyama Masamichi
Shinobu Ohtake ...
Sayuri (as Shinobu Ôtake)
Kimiko Yo ...
Ran
Mai Kitajima ...
Chihiro
Yui Natsukawa ...
Saki
Yumi Nishiyama ...
Shiho
Yumi Takigawa ...
Yoko Toyama
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Becker ...
Saki (voice)
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Suzuki / Nozaki (voice)
Shannon Conley ...
Sayuri (voice) (as Deborah Zane)
Cynthia Hartzell ...
Naoko (voice)
Daisuke Iijima
Yôzaburô Itô ...
Suzuki, Sayuri's client
Reiko Kataoka
Ed MacLeod ...
Kojima / Kami (voice)
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Thrown together by chance during the robbery of a jewelry store by a Yakuza gang, five women take advantage of the situation to make off with the heist's loot, while a man hunts the same gang for the rape and subsequent suicide of his wife. Written by Bruno Antony

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Women get revenge in bloody Yakuza flick
18 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This sequel to the surprise hit Gonin features a largely female cast, but like the first Gonin movie, the blood and slaughter are not gratuitous - a rare thing in Japanese cinema - but rather the inevitable result of somewhat justified anger at a flawed society. Unlike the first film, in which five unemployed men tried to rob the Yakuza out of desperate need, the motivations here are not economic. The women all have grudges related to the role of women in Japanese society and the callousness of those around them. It is the social awareness of gender roles that gives the drama its power here, and makes this movie something other than just another shoot-it-out-with-the-Yakuza thriller. The action centers on a jewelry store in the middle of a robbery, where chance throws five women together; how they respond puts them onto a downward spiral of inevitable violence. The grim tone is well counterpointed by the monochromatic visuals; everything has a dusty look to it, and the world of the film seems always to be in half darkness. Bright lights and friendly colors are for other people, just as happy, fulfilling lives are for other people.


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