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Naniwa yuukyôden (1995)

In this quirky comedy, two high school boys seek quick cash and inadvertently join the Japanese mafia.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Dôkuman (comic), Tetsuo Inoue (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sei Hiraizumi Sei Hiraizumi
Kentarô Nakakura Kentarô Nakakura
Hachirô Oka Hachirô Oka
Yoshiyuki Omori Yoshiyuki Omori ... (as Yoshiyuki Oomori)
Gajirô Satô Gajirô Satô
Tadashi Satô Tadashi Satô
Shingo Yamashiro Shingo Yamashiro
Rikiya Yasuoka
Tetsuya Yûki Tetsuya Yûki
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In this quirky comedy, two high school boys seek quick cash and inadvertently join the Japanese mafia.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 June 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Osaka Tough Guys See more »

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Pony Canyon See more »
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Bad but funny Miike film
19 April 2007 | by TrentReznorSee all my reviews

Makoto and Eiji are two friends that have been ejected from the school. In order to get money, they answer and advertisement on a magazine that supposedly offers a good job, but in reality this is just a swindle made by the Kinsu family to get new members for the group. Once they are members of the Yakuza, the two friends will discover that this world isn't like they imagined...

Firstly i have to say that i'm not a big fan of Miike...in fact after having seen almost all of his released works i'm still think that is one of the most overrated directors...along with Kitamura.

As for the movie, i think it's one of Miike movies i have enjoyed more with, you won't stop laughing. In fact this is more a comedy where the Yakuza world is totally mocked than an action or crime movie, and there is no trace of the typical bizarre things, Miike has become popular for.


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