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Mr. Long (2017)

Ryu san (original title)
Professional hitman Long takes on an assignment in Japan. When things go awry, he has to flee. Badly injured, he takes refuge in a deserted part of a small town.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chen Chang ... Long
Shô Aoyagi Shô Aoyagi ... Kenji
Yi Ti Yao ... Lily
Run-yin Bai ... Jun
Masashi Arifuku Masashi Arifuku ... Heisuke
Tarô Suwa ... Tadao
Ritsuko Ohkusa Ritsuko Ohkusa ... Kumiko
Shiiko Utagawa Shiiko Utagawa ... Machiko
Yûsuke Fukuchi Yûsuke Fukuchi ... Jiang
Tetsuya Chiba Tetsuya Chiba ... Sakata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yasunari Takeshima ... Office worker
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Storyline

A Taiwanese hit-man goes Japan to kill a man. But nothing turns out in the way he expected. He finds himself in a dumpster and with neighbors' helps he gets his own stall where he cooks delicious noodles. But his past won't leave him alone. Written by Mert Tanöz

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Action | Crime | Drama

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References Anna and the King of Siam (1946) See more »

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There are two of you. One that kills and one that loves.
2 August 2020 | by johnpierrepatrickSee all my reviews

This movie reminded me this quote from Apocalypse Now - and it is an excellent point!

Quickly labelled as an action movie - and despite really nicely made scenes, this is absolutely not an action movie. SABU twists genre movie and manages to create an art piece that can relate to other Japanese feats, like some of Kitano's movies. The start as genre movie and the violence inherent of that world and of the first 20 minutes is not free violence but necessary to act as a counterpart of the main part of the movie: the meeting of that lone wolf with humans, with solidarity and how it changes him, how he is actually enjoying such a life.

Of course we can feel a lot of influences, in the choregraphy of action scenes - worthy of asian action movies, in the burlesque comedy (Kikurijo), in the relationship between a child and a killer (Léon). But SABU really proposes a movie on his own, mixing tragic, harsh realities with beautiful moments and does not forget to show hope and good in the heart of men.

A great piece, go for it!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan | Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Japanese | Min Nan

Release Date:

16 December 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Misutâ Ron See more »

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$21,454
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2.39:1
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