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Agitator (2001)
"Araburu tamashii-tachi" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  30 March 2002 (Japan)
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A fearless Yakuza captain's loyalty is tested as two ambitious underbosses attempt a takeover of both his clan and a rival Yakuza gang.

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Credited cast:
Taisaku Akino ...
Tsuchiya
Mickey Curtis ...
Yokomizo
Yoshiyuki Daichi ...
Sakuraba
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Muroi
Hakuryû ...
Numata
Masatô Ibu ...
Mizushima
Renji Ishibashi
Akiko Kana ...
(as Yuko Ozeki)
Masaya Katô ...
Kunihiko
Aya Kawamura ...
Kunihiko's Girlfriend
Shigeo Kobayashi
Hiroki Matsukata ...
Kaito
...
Shinozaki
Ryôsuke Miki ...
Torii
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A fearless Yakuza captain's loyalty is tested as two ambitious underbosses attempt a takeover of both his clan and a rival Yakuza gang.

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thank you - and - fuck you - brother [Japan]

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Kunihiko Kenzaki: If life is shit, then why shouldn't the two of us smash into it as hard as we can?
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A refreshing take on the mobster movie
18 July 2002 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as the last movie during the Rotterdam Film Festival, and was positively surprised by a story of values, moral, and ethics in the Japanese mobster scene without getting top-heavy. Even though action can be slow by European and US standards, this gives the movie that extra vibe that you can't expect from the next Lethal Weapon.

This could be a decent introduction into Japanese cinema, in the sense that it's not too heavy on the Japanese side, but still something a US director would never do (especially the slowed down shooting of one of the main characters leaves an impression).

8/10


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