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Writer:
Sakichi Satô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 July 2004 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cow head .. hmmmm ?? See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yûta Sone ... Minami (as Hideki Sone)
Shô Aikawa ... Ozaki
Kimika Yoshino ... Female Ozaki
Shôhei Hino ... Nose
Keiko Tomita ... Innkeeper
Harumi Sone ... Innkeeper's Brother
Renji Ishibashi ... Boss
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken'ichi Endô
Kanpei Hazama
Masaya Katô
Tamio Kawaji (as Tamio Kawachi)
Susumu Kimura
Hiroyuki Nagato
Hitoshi Ozawa
Kazuyoshi Ozawa
Sakichi Satô ... Coffee Shop Manager
Tokitoshi Shiota ... Gozu
Tetsurô Tanba
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi
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Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sakichi Satô  screenplay

Produced by
Kanako Koido .... producer
Harumi Sone .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
Cinematography by
Kazunari Tanaka 
 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
 
Production Design by
Akira Ishige 
 
Set Decoration by
Akira Sakamoto 
 
Makeup Department
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masato Tanno .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Akira Nakano .... sound recordist
Hitoshi Tsurumaki .... sound designer
 
Other crew
Winston Emano .... publicist
David Magdael .... publicist
Christian Storms .... subtitler: English
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu" - Japan (original title)
"Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu" - USA
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MPAA:
Rated R for aberrant sexual and violent content, and for language
Runtime:
France:130 min (Cannes Film Festival) | USA:129 min
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Trivia:
Shot on a low budget, Gozu was originally planned for release on DVD but its positive reception at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2003 secured a theatrical release overseas.See more »
Quotes:
Female Ozaki:Wanna have sex?See more »
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References Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)See more »

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26 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Cow head .. hmmmm ??, 6 August 2004
Author: CelluloidRehab (lelnu@yahoo.com) from Hell's Kitchen, NYC

If this is your first dive into the realm of Takashi Miike, STOP. GO BACK. REMOVE THIS MOVIE FROM YOU DVD PLAYER. You have to start somewhere less obscure than this movie. You can start out with Audition (or one of the Dead or Alive movies), follow that up with Happiness of the Katakuris and then either Ichi the Killer or Visitor Q. Once you have seen that, then you are ready to savor the flavor of this movie. To try to describe this movie would do the movie and you, the reader, an injustice. This movie just has to be watched and experienced. What can you expect from Gozu ?? Yakuzas. Killer Yakuza attack dogs. Lots of driving. Transvestites. Breast milk. Seance. Horse cropping. Sex. Birth. Ladles. The plot is based on the adventures of a yakuza made-man (Ozaki) and his underling (Minami). Ozaki is going crazy and the Boss has ordered Minami to take care of him. From there on you'll just have to watch to get the point (if there is one). As compared to his other movies, this one doesn't really have much of a story. The sheer obscureness or strangeness (and/or dark comedy) holds the various events together, linking them into a movie. At the same time, you are sitting there waiting to see how much more bizarre things can get. The movie passed by pretty quickly, with little slowdown. Fans of Miike should definitely see this movie. For everyone else, see the movie at your risk.

-Celluloid Rehab

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