The plot concerns a struggle for power amongst Tokyo's Yakuza clans, today just as likely to be playing the stock market as shaking down pachinko parlors, over which the Sanmo-kai clan holds sway in the face of constant betrayal and ever-changing allegiances. The Sanmo-kai chairman learns that his henchman Ikemoto has struck an alliance with the drug-dealing Murase family, and is not best pleased, to say the least. The ensuing retaliation triggers an orgy of killings, territorial invasions and score settling while law enforcement officers are too corrupt to intervene. Written by
Palm Springs Internation Film Festival
one wrong move and it's all out war
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Did You Know?
Following a string of unconventional, commercially unappealing films, Takeshi Kitano
engineered this film specifically as commercially appealing, going back to the genre which brought him the most success, and going as far as imagining the death scenes first and writing a story around them later. See more
At the bathhouse killing sequence, Ôtomo enters the steam room and sees four guys. However, the camera captures him killing three men and omits the fourth guy on the right corner, which never reappears in between shots during the shooting and also when the dead bodies appear in another sequence. See more
No way. I won't do business with your kind.
Keep talking like that and we'll fuckin' kill you.
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