As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of achieving.
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Leo is a young boxer, successful but unable to show emotion. He has a fight scheduled and is sure that he will win. Instead, his opponent knocks him out. This triggers a chain of unpleasant events involving drugs, corrupt cops, the Yakuza, a female assassin - and Monica, an escort that he must rescue. It's one hell of a night for Leo.Written by
The film premiered at TIFF in Toronto, Canada in September 2019. See more »
Epitomizes the "Modern Miike"
I was skeptical going into this film. With a fairly new cast, a main character from the low budget but interesting director Sion Sono in the movie Himizu, I really had not much to anticipate. I was pleasantly surprised.
The film has a strong plot that seemingly echoes a lot of the visual aesthetic seen in his film Shinjuku Triad Society but with the theme of comedy.
Tied together very well in a strangely intricate plot that sets itself apart from other contemporary Yakuza flics. Shota Sometani was absolutely fantastic and had my in hysterics throughout the movie which is something you should expect. This movie is absolutely hilarious and I hope you'll laugh out loud like I did.
I've never seen Miike have long drawn out action sequences with so much dynamism in a modern setting, similar to 13 Assassins which was also a treat. The momentary animated sequence also reminded me of the "Happiness of the Katakuris".
Just check out this movie with no real expectation and it will surpass absolutely everything you go in with.
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