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Wara no tate (2013)

A team of cops must protect an accused killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Kazuhiro Kiuchi (based on the novel by), Tamio Hayashi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takao Ohsawa Takao Ohsawa ... Kazuki Mekari
Nanako Matsushima ... Atsuko Shiraiwa
Gorô Kishitani ... Takeshi Okumura
Masatô Ibu Masatô Ibu ... Kenji Sekiya
Kento Nagayama Kento Nagayama ... Masaki Kamihashi
Hirotarô Honda Hirotarô Honda ... Ohki
Kazuya Takahashi Kazuya Takahashi
Gô Ibuki Gô Ibuki
Takuma Otoo Takuma Otoo
Kenji Nagae Kenji Nagae
Wataru Shihôdô Wataru Shihôdô
Kazuyoshi Ozawa Kazuyoshi Ozawa
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi
Yasukaze Motomiya Yasukaze Motomiya
Miho Ninagawa Miho Ninagawa
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After killing a 7-year-old girl, psychopath Kunihide Kyomaru turns himself in to the police. Since his victim was the daughter of one of the country's richest men, terminally ill billionaire Ninagawa, who buys ads in all the major papers offering a hefty reward for anyone who kills Kunihide. There are a few caveats, including a clause that the execution must be authorized by the government, but the consequences are clear: It's open season on Kunihide, who has nothing but five dedicated cops to protect him, led by security police lieutenant Kazuki Mekari. Written by anonymous

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1 serial killer. ¥1 billion reward. 48 hours. Trust no one.

Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Shield of Straw See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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North of Eden
performed by Kyosuke Himuro
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Classic story well made
4 February 2014 | by defmore89See all my reviews

Just watched it, it was OK, most of the actors I know from previous miike movies and I like em.

The Idea of the movie is to show 2 polar opposites, the unwavering good protecting the irredeemable evil. And the whole time while you watch the movie you gonna ask yourself; how far would you go? Would you kill someone for money? Would you protect a child murderer? Those questions keep becoming harder as you learn more about the crimes he committed and the temptation of money growing and growing.

Oh well, why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and be done with it; that pretty much sums up the movie.


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