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Directed by
Takashi Miike 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hisao Maki  comic
Hisao Maki  screenplay

Produced by
Naoki Abe .... producer
Hiroyuki Fujiwara .... co-planner
Hidehiro Ito .... executive producer: Excellent Film (as Hidehiro Itô)
Hidehiro Ito .... planner
Hisao Maki .... producer
Tsugio Oikawa .... producer
Masahiro Tanaka .... planner
Ogita Yamamoto .... producer
Original Music by
Makoto Kubota  (as Monkey Pirates)
Hideki Matsuda  (as Monkey Pirates)
Akira 'Bob' Suganuma  (as Monkey Pirates)
Aki Suzuya  (as Monkey Pirates)
Cinematography by
Takashi Miike 
Hikaru Yasuda 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
Production Management
Tetsushi Onoyama .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kazuhito Kubodera .... assistant director
Masatoshi Tôjô .... assistant director
Sound Department
Yukiya Sato .... sound (as Yukiya Satô)
Camera and Electrical Department
Masaki Miyawaki .... lighting technician


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111 min | Japan:158 min (video version)


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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Mafia War, 31 January 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When the mobster Iwaida Nishikawi is executed by the hit man Takeshi, his family chases the killer. Takeshi's brothers Takashi and Hideshi Miwa try to find Takeshi, who is hidden with the nurse Rie Ishibashi, to protect him and Hideshi discovers that Takeshi was secretly sent by their Yakuza boss to eliminate Iwaida. Meanwhile, the mobster Kenmoshi abducts Takashi's wife Mariko and rapes her, trying to force Takashi to deliver his brother to him.

"Family" is a reasonable movie of Yakuza war directed by Takashi Miike. However, the screenplay is very confused and there is no conclusion of the story that ends with Hideshi seeking his brother Takeshi. There are also flashbacks of the Miwa family and I am not sure whether this film is a sequel with a sequence not released in Brazil. The acting is excellent and the violent scenes are very well choreographed in unusual angles. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Cena Mafiosa" ("Mobster Scene")

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