When the leader of the once-notorious biker gang of Tokyo falls in love with a barmaid and quickly loses his rebellious ideals, the rest of the gang feels betrayed. Especially the reputedly... See full summary »
As the great military commander Nobunaga Oda was consolidating his power across Japan, one of his actions was to wipe out a clan of assassins, killing every man, woman and child he found in... See full summary »
It was a milestone of film as activism, cinema as movement in Japan's context. Adachi and Wakamatsu went to Beirut on the way back from the Cannes Film Festival. There, in collaboration ... See full summary »
Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs.
During a downpour, a generous ronin and his supporting wife are stranded at a country inn. The ronin comes to the attention of a lord who wants to hire him as an instructor for his men, who treat the ronin with disrespect.
In order to settle a business dispute, a mob leader murders one of his own teenage sons. The surviving son vows to avenge his brother's death, and organizes his own gang of teenage killers to destroy his father's organization.
An undercover cop befriends a yakuza underling who through his contacts helps him infiltrate two rival Yakuza gangs. He pits the two rival gangs against each other in hopes that they will cross each other out.
The novel that Karou Abe is reading is "Voyage au bout de la nuit" (Journey to the End of the Night) written by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, a French novel published in 1932. See more »
At 26:27 seconds, a man says "Husserl is a French philosopher, he wrote "Speech and Phenomena", (meaning Edmund Husserl), which Karou does correct him saying that is was actually Jacques Derrida who wrote it. Edmund Husserl was actually of German nationality, not French. See more »