Reiji Kikukawa, who has a strong sense of justice, graduated from the police academy with the lowest score ever. He becomes a police constable, but is suddenly fired by the Police Chief due...
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Reiji Kikukawa, who has a strong sense of justice, graduated from the police academy with the lowest score ever. He becomes a police constable, but is suddenly fired by the Police Chief due to "disciplinary" issues. In actuality, the firing is part of a carefully orchestrated plan. Reiji is ordered to become a "mole," an undercover cop. His target is Shuho Todoroki, the boss of the Sukiyakai gang. The group is the largest crime group in the Kanto area. Masaya Hiura, who works as a young boss of a Sukiyakai affiliated gang likes Reiji. While going through various hardships, Reiji works his way towards Shuho Todoroki. Written by
Ikuta Toma, who played the main character in this film sported a different hairstyle compared to its anime/manga counterpart. The only time he used the same hairstyle was during the arrival scene of the Yakuza boss and during the Sakazuki ceremony. See more »
Miike is taking a break from the serious cinema...
...but he stays more sharp and cool than 99% of the Hollywood in their attempt to bring action and color on the screen. This title is like Ichi the Killer but without the ultraviolence part. Nevertheless - with pallete of kinky characters, funny situations and the visual amazingness only Miike is able to provide. For me - one of the best movies of the year and probably the most ridiculous one so far I've liked. For me Takashi Miike is the one of 3 or 5 living geniuses of the cinema and the fact that he can make a existential drama movie like "Shield of Straws" and kaleidoscope title like "Reiji" in one year is truly unbelievable.
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