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In 1923, the Korean teenager Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island, in South Korea, to Osaka, in Japan. Along the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Joon-pyong Kim
... Masao Kim
Tomoko Tabata ... Hanako Kim
... Takeshi Park
Kyôka Suzuki ... Yong-hee Lee
... Nobuyoshi Ko
Mari Hamada ... Sadako Toritani
Yûko Nakamura ... Kiyoko Yamanashi
... Yoshio Motoyama
Shûji Kashiwabara ... San-myung Jang
Susumu Terajima ... Hee-bom Park
Atsushi Itô ... Yong-il / Young Joon-pyong
Miako Tadano ... Chun-mi Kim
Mami Nakamura ... Sanae Otani
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Jae Baxley ... Fight Spectator
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In 1923, the Korean teenager Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island, in South Korea, to Osaka, in Japan. Along the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko, processed seafood products, in his poor Korean-Japanese community exploiting his employees. He makes fortune, abuses and destroys the lives of his wife and family, having many mistresses and children and showing no respect to anybody. Later he closes the factory, lending the money with high interests and becoming a loan shark. His hatred behavior remains until his last breath, alone in North Korea. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$294,978 (Japan), 5 November 2004, Limited Release
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Yôichi Sai says he waited six years for Takeshi Kitano to become available to play the lead role. He refused to shoot the film with anyone else. See more »

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Referenced in Kantoku · Banzai! (2007) See more »

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Totally depressing
28 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was totally stunned with this one. As Kitano is my favorite actor from the Japanese cinema, I found this movie depressing, disgusting, sad, desperate - as it should be. A great movie. Beat Takeshi did great job with this one. My primary feelings was: Im glad,I don't have a living like these people do. Im glad that Kitano show me another aspect of real life somewhere from the bottom. The movie is not rushing anywhere - the scenes talks themselves. Sex, violence, silent relations. He showed us a man that exist, a man that we all fear. A man who has a life anyways. I agree with edison-chang who said it is a Great Piece of depressing Junk - yes, it is. But someone said: In the eye of the beast - a tear. May be there was a small grain of humanity left in the hero of Kitano. May be ?!?

I've read some of the comments below. And I see people disappointed. Some of you does not find any sense in motion picture of Kitano. Some of you found it a clueless junk. I find it brilliant - and we are all right. The true is that Kitano always plays gangsters in his movies. Mostly gangsters. Why is he so violent?! Because it need to be - the gangsters found their way in the society by being violent. In this movie he is gangster too. He takes what he wants and being passive is the only opportunity for people around him - thats the misery. Such places exist - such persons do exist - everything seems to be real and I find it real. Being violent gives you some preferences - you get the money, the business of other people, you get the women you want and you can do whatever you want without being punished... that the movies shows and we all know that that kind of people always get away from the justice. Sad. Real. Hatred. Force. Violence. Fear. Thats the life on the bottom. And no one could help you - it is not good being a victim.


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