Harikomi is an atypical film noir with a social background. It tells the story of two detectives of Tokyo that, on the trail of a murderer, they have to faced with Sadako that will end up questioning their role of police officers and men.
A successful textile industrialist from the provinces, who is beloved by his employees for his kindness, cannot find a wife because of a disfiguring birthmark on his face. Even the ... See full summary »
Two young men try to steal a gun shipment from a syndicate
"Fire Line" is a noir with plenty of plot twists, shifting loyalties, questionable loyalties, and complexity for its compact 79 minute running time to keep one entertained. The picture features a nice mixture of outdoor locations and indoor scenes. Rundown and industrial locations spice up the ambiance.
One actor I recognized from other films was the attractive Yoko Mihara. She's an entertainer and the kept woman of syndicate boss, whom I will call M. He hijacks a shipment of guns from another syndicate I call K. Two young men have hooked up with M, and they have ideas of their own. Yoko is unhappy with M and attracted to one of the young men. M's underboss has plans of his own to take over, but he can't be seen directly killing M. The young men are both pawns and players, and so is Yoko. Yes, plenty of complexity.
A solid noir with a decent script and characterizations.
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