2 items from 2011
A failed actor named Ryosuke (Satoshi Tsumabuki) takes a part-time job at a pachinko parlor. After racking up a huge debt, he’s forced to take a smuggling job from a yakuza company chief (Yasuko Matsuyuki) who offers him 50,000 yen per successful delivery.
Unfortunately for Ryosuke, the reason for this big payout is that his new job actually entails disposing of corpses in the middle an escalating gang war, and making even the slightest mistake could prove deadly.
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Ladies and gentlemen, one of the world's great cinematic madmen is coming back to the big screen.It has been three years since Katsuhito Ishii last directed a feature - he released both Sorasoi and My Darling Of The Mountains in 2008 - which is far too long to go without a new picture from the director of the brilliant The Taste Of Tea and Funky Forest.Based on a manga by Shohei Manabe, Smuggler looks to be quite clearly Ishii's most commercially minded project to date. But, made for mass consumption or not, and made with the backing of a big studio or not, Ishii is who he is and it looks as though there are still plenty of signature touches scattered throughout this one. Here;s »
2 items from 2011
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