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Kikoku (2003)

Video  -  Action | Crime  -  25 June 2003 (Japan)
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Two brothers in a very small branch of the Japanese crime syndicate must make a hard choice when their loyalties are stretched in too many directions.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Riki Takeuchi ...
Seiji
Yûta Sone ...
Yoshi (as Hideki Sone)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Curtis ...
(as Mikkî Kâchisu)
Ken'ichi Endô
Renji Ishibashi
Kôichi Iwaki
Hiroshi Katsuno
Ryôsuke Miki
Yasukaze Motomiya
Yôko Natsuki
Mikio Ohsawa ...
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Gorô Oohashi
Tetsurô Tanba
Columbia Top ...
Millionaire (as Koronbia Toppu)
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Seiji and Yoshifumi are the only members of the Muto branch of the Date Family. The two respect and love their leader, Mr. Muto, like a father and the three share a firm bond. But their fate is sealed when the Family is involved in a conflict. Muto is unable to pay his share of funds for the oncoming battle but tells executives of the Family that he would fight at the front line instead. In the wish to protect Muto, Seiji has him arrested by the police. Ignoring the Family executives' mocks of "Muto escaped to prison", Seiji prepares for the battle and attacks like a demon on behalf of his boss... Written by Markus

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A Miike movie with no desperate attention grabbing.
23 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a story of a small Yakuza gang who's boss finds himself in trouble after a money dispute with the other bosses in his crime family. After a rival family declares war on them, the boss soon finds himself in jail and under scrutiny. His two remaining underlings decide to advance their fledgling group in the family by destroying the rival society themselves, thus endangering their own outnumbered organization and alienating themselves from it.

This was kind of an average gangster movie from Miike. There's nothing wrong with it, but there's nothing special about it either. It's very similar in feel to "Graveyard of Honor", but without the big message or depressive feel. For straight-to-video, it looks great. The blood and violence is not off-the-charts, but it is there. There are no big shocker parts or bizarre concepts like you might expect from this director.

Look for a surprise alternate ending after the credits.


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