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Jitsuroku Andô Noboru kyôdô-den: Rekka (2002)

When his beloved boss is killed, a dangerous young gangster cuts a path of vengeance through the Japanese mafia.

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Takashi Miike
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Cast

Credited cast:
Riki Takeuchi ... Kunisada
Ryôsuke Miki Ryôsuke Miki
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô
Mika Katsumura Mika Katsumura
Shin'ichi Chiba ... (as Sonny Chiba)
Yûya Uchida Yûya Uchida
Tetsurô Tanba ... Sanada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daijirô Harada Daijirô Harada
Renji Ishibashi
Shigeo Kobayashi Shigeo Kobayashi
Lily Lily ... Kunisada's Godmother
Kazuya Nakayama Kazuya Nakayama
Miho Nomoto
Masaru Shiga Masaru Shiga
Yûta Sone Yûta Sone
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Storyline

After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers. Written by Jin

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 September 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Violent Fire See more »

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Toei Video Company See more »
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Trivia

Takashi Miike cut this movie to the strains of the 1971 progressive rock album "Satori" by the Flower Traveling Band, which he learned of through costars Joe Yamanaka and Yûya Uchida, who were also the band's founding members. Miike found the album to be way ahead of its time and was delighted at how well and inconspicuously it cut into a movie made 30 years later. See more »

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Not as good as I expected it to be...
2 March 2007 | by spanky6666See all my reviews

Those of you that are used to American-style movies, don't watch this because you're probably going to be bored. People, like me, who are used to weird Japanese movie-styles will mildly enjoy this movie. The editing is very strange, sometimes you get the impression that your DVD has skipped, the sound is also weird in some places, I can't explain exactly what's wrong with it but watch this film and you'll know what I mean.

I recently watched "Imprint". That's an episode in the "Masters Of Horror"-series directed by Takashi Miike. THAT's what I call a strong and violent film. It was awesome!

Don't expect too much and you will be entertained. But not as much as you expected. A decent watch. Nothing to keep.


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