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Hâdo romanchikkâ (2011)

Gu (Shota Matsuda), a cocky young Korean-Japanese hoodlum, is targeted by a rival thug after he is blamed for a murder.

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Shôta Matsuda ...
Goo
Kento Nagayama ...
Tatsu
Tokio Emoto ...
Masaru
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Natsuko
Keiko Awaji
Kaname Endô ...
Pak
Yûya Endô ...
Kim
Honsen Haga ...
Gangster (as Honsen Riku)
Hakuryû
Yûma Ishigaki
Nobuaki Kaneko
Naoki Kawano ...
Kaneko
Riri Kuribayashi
Claude Maki ...
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Yôko Maki
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Gu (Shota Matsuda), a cocky young Korean-Japanese hoodlum, is targeted by a rival thug after he is blamed for a murder.

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Yakuzas in training
3 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

"Hard Romantiker" plays a bit like a Yakuza film for the teen set. The "gangsters" are young and arrogant, and they all aspire to be professional criminals. The film revolves around 'Gu,' the blond "James Dean-like" young thug, who has no fear, and is not shy about cracking someones head open with any blunt object at hand. This is a high octane film with wall to wall style, and featuring some nasty violence, a lot of it directed at young women; Western audiences not used to seeing men casually beat women's faces in, might be a little uncomfortable, but for those of us used to CAT 111 Hong Kong cinema, this won't be new territory. I saw "Hard Romantik" as a kind of 'primer' for harder, more adult gangster films like "Ichi the Killer." But this is a solid, highly entertaining delinquent/gangster movie in it's own right, and I am surprised that it is not more well-known.


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