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Graveyard of Honor (2002)

Shin Jingi no Hakaba (original title)
A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems.

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Credited cast:
Narimi Arimori ...
Chieko Kikuta
Yoshiyuki Daichi ...
Yoshiyuki Ooshita
Hirotarô Honda ...
Correctional officer
Harumi Inoue ...
Yôko Imamura
Renji Ishibashi ...
Denji Yukawa
Gorô Kishitani ...
Rikuo Ishimatsu
Shigeo Kobayashi
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Restaurant gunman
Ryôsuke Miki ...
Kôzô Imamura
Yasukaze Motomiya ...
Kanemoto
Mikio Ohsawa ...
Masato Yoshikawa (as Mikio Oosawa)
Daisuke Ryû ...
Tadaaki Kuze (as Daisuke Ryuu)
Harumi Sone ...
Ryuuzô Fukui
Yûta Sone
Shun Sugata ...
Toshi Nishizaki
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A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems.

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Great serious Yakuza movie
8 May 2004 | by (school) – See all my reviews

Most of Miike's yakuza movies include alot of humor and over the top gore, in which I love. I was sort of expecting that with this movie and had my hopes up high, but I was introduced to a new style of Yakuza movie.

Ishimatsu is a dishwasher at a resturaunt who saves the life of a Yakuza boss when a assassin was ordered to kill him at Ishimatsu's resturaunt. Ishimatsu is let into the family at a high rank and but he isn't what was expected. He starts p***ing people off in the family by starting a little gang-war, and after theres a settlment between the two gangs, they are all trying to get rid of Ishimatsu. He also gets pretty wound up with heroin.

Alot of character develoupment in this movie. The movie has a low tone but glossy color that sets and really good atmosphere with a slow jazz soundtrack.

The blood in this movie isnt very abundent but the violence is strong a realistic. Not very many bloodsprays like in most of Miike's movies, but you dont really look for that because IMHO this movie is so stylish without the need of strong blood or gore.

It doesnt seem like to many people like this movie but when I got done watching this movie I felt really good like I have never felt after a movie.


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