Thrown together by chance during the robbery of a jewelry store by a Yakuza gang, five women take advantage of the situation to make off with the heist's loot, while a man hunts the same ... See full summary »
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Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers.Written by
Hans Wadsten <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Takeshi Kitano's eye patch was real; before filming, he made a serious accident with his motorcycle and resulted an injury at his eye. See more »
Japanese Laserdisc contains the 119 min. Director's Cut of the movie, approx. 10 Minutes longer than the international version. Additional scenes show more character development as well as some extra shots of violent scenes. Somehow interesting, this version omits the ending of the movie, when the killer and the last one left of the "Gonin" die in their seats at the bus while the bus driver and the small group of young women enters the bus and they all drive away with the two unrecognized dead men. This cut seems to be made because the full length ending wouldn't have fit on the second side of this laserdisc. See more »
Honestly, I have to disagree. You have all the right to your opinion and I'm not criticizing or arguing with you. I just think it's one of the most subtle, interesting Yakuza movies I've ever seen. Subtlety may throw some as inconsequential nothingness. I dunno, I think by and large Japanese cinema, even mainstream Japanese cinema, is incredibly subversive. On the surface this looks like a weepy gangster movie about five losers who steal then get killed. I think underneath it's about the underdog being crushed by the ruling powers, in this case...five losers who steal then get killed. I dunno, I love it. Gonin 2 is lame as hell though.
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