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Smuggler (2011)

Sumagurâ: Omae no mirai o hakobe (original title)
This live-action film adaptation of Shohei Manabe's Smuggler manga is not to be missed! Ryosuke Kinuta is a failed actor with big time debts. His loan shark scores him a gig smuggling dead ... See full summary »

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Kinuta Ryôsuke
Masatoshi Nagase ...
Joe
Yasuko Matsuyuki ...
Yuki Yamaoka
Hikari Mitsushima ...
Tanuma Chiharu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tsuyoshi Abe ...
Bukutadashi Kabashi
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Spine
Tatsuya Gashûin ...
Jijii
Hitoshi Kiyokawa ...
Takahashi Yoshiharu
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Kenji Nishio
Shôta Matsuda ...
Cop #2
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Shop Employee
Yôhachi Shimada ...
Tanuma
Masahiro Takashima ...
Kawashima Seiji
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Naizô (as Ryûshin Tei)
Susumu Terajima ...
Joe's friend
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This live-action film adaptation of Shohei Manabe's Smuggler manga is not to be missed! Ryosuke Kinuta is a failed actor with big time debts. His loan shark scores him a gig smuggling dead bodies struck down by gangland hits, but getting caught in the middle of a violent mob war could prove hazardous to his health. Written by Anonymous

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Entertaining but not comparable to Ishii's earlier works.
5 January 2013 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Although offering one of the best action sequences I ever saw

,,Smuggler''quickly looses its fascination at the other half of the film ,crossing the viewer's line of pain tolerance thanks to the unnecessary torture scenes. Having watched ,, Ichi the Killer '' that would not be of a problem if there only wasn't the unsatisfying other half of the plot, ending abruptly and disappointedly mundane. Added the too superficial ,,new'' characters , especially the one played by Hikari the film looses its initial potential. Long story short: Smuggler is a entertaining film ,but you can miss it . The strong first half promises something outstanding , enhancing the viewer's disappointment of the other half. 2 hours lenght , some more character depth ,less torture and this would surely be a ,,9''. Overall I can advice you ; better watch Ishii's Shark Skin Man if you want to see something really outstanding or if you can tolerate extreme violence and disturbance ,,Ichi the Killer '', which has partially the same plot and similar characters.


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