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Su-yeon Gu (based on the novel by)
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26 November 2011 (Japan) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Shôta Matsuda ... Goo
Kento Nagayama ... Tatsu
Tokio Emoto ... Masaru
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sei Ashina ... Natsuko
Keiko Awaji
Kaname Endô ... Pak
Yûya Endô ... Kim
Honsen Haga ... Gangster (as Honsen Riku)
Yûma Ishigaki
Nobuaki Kaneko
Naoki Kawano ... Kaneko
Riri Kuribayashi
Claude Maki (as Aktion)
Yôko Maki

Kei Miura ... Goukon boy

Shidô Nakamura ... Takagi
Motoki Ochiai
Yuriko Ono
Atsuro Watabe ... Fujita
Gôta Watabe
Dai Watanabe ... Masa

Directed by
Su-yeon Gu 
Writing credits
Su-yeon Gu (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Shigeyuki Endô .... executive producer
Masahiro Harada .... producer
Haruki Kadokawa .... executive producer
Kimio Kataoka .... producer
Naoya Kinoshita .... executive producer
Shigehiko Yanagisako .... associate producer
Original Music by
Kaoru Wada 
Cinematography by
Hideyuki Mushû 
Film Editing by
Kazuhisa Takahashi 
Katsurô Watanabe 
Production Design by
Tomoharu Nakamae 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kazuaki Kiriya .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Yûki Izumi .... technical coordinator: post-production
Soichi Satake .... colorist
Other crew
Jason Gray .... translator: english subtitles

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Also Known As:
"Hâdo romanchikkâ" - Japan (original title)
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108 min


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Yakuzas in training, 3 August 2013
Author: Falconeer from Deutschland

"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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