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A trio of old school professional bank robbers (Kanzaki, Imura and Shiba) help young Kadomachi in the robbery of a resort's weekend take, but there are shocking consequences. And Mai, the young mistress of Shiba, holds some surprises of her own. Another heist movie with plot twists, but done with speed and style. Interesting theme of old vs. young will be later picked up again by director Kinji Fukasaku in his infamous `Battle Royale'. The generational conflict even shows up in the soundtrack. Jazz is used for the more mature `cool' criminals while Heavy Metal is used for the young `cool' punks. The director shows the older generation has as much edge as the younger one, but doesn't dismiss the attitudes of youth. There is desperation and loneliness beneath the `tough' exterior of the young punks. Veers a little into the clichés of the action genre at the end, but you will NOT be bored. Rated for violence, language, brief nudity, adult themes.
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