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The Blood of Wolves (2018)

Korô no chi (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | 12 May 2018 (Japan)
Hiroshima Police detective Ogami Shogo and his partner Hioka Shuichi are investigating the disappearance of a company's employees amidst an escalating yakuza turf war in 1988. Blood, ... See full summary »

Director:

Kazuya Shiraishi

Writers:

Yûko Yuzuki (based on the novel by), Jun'ya Ikegami (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kôji Yakusho ... Shogo Ogami
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Junko Abe ... Momoko Okada
Yôsuke Eguchi ... Moritaka Ichinose
Gorô Ibuki ... Kenji Otani
Hajime Inoue Hajime Inoue ... Tsuneo Iwamoto
Renji Ishibashi ... Shohei Ikago
Joey Iwanaga Joey Iwanaga ... Daiki Zenda
Katsuya Katsuya ... Hiroyuki Nawashiro
Takahiro Kuroishi Takahiro Kuroishi ... Yasunori Kanemura
Marie Machida Marie Machida ... Yoko Takii
Yôko Maki ... Rikako Takagi
Tôri Matsuzaka ... Shuichi Hioka
Megumi Megumi ... Junko Uewase
Shidô Nakamura ... Takafumi Takasaka
Tomoya Nakamura ... Kyoji Nagakawa
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Hiroshima Police detective Ogami Shogo and his partner Hioka Shuichi are investigating the disappearance of a company's employees amidst an escalating yakuza turf war in 1988. Blood, shooting and death is everywhere. At the same time, there is a suspicion that the former man has his own ties to the thugs. Certainly many of his methods and actions are thuggish, violent and should be illegal. Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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The film was part of the line-up at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival in Toronto, Canada in 2019. See more »

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Cool Japanese 80's Noir
15 February 2020 | by mister_batemanSee all my reviews

I would describe this movie as a film noir with an 80's aesthetic, which is a pretty cool mix. The story kind of reminded me of Training Day at times - young detective who wants to do everything by the book meets jaded old cop who shows him that the lines between good and evil are much more blurred than they teach you at school. There is lots of gore and also some very humorous scenes, but the overall plot could have been a bit more creative. It's basically just a typical yakuza story about two rival gangs with cops in the middle trying to prevent a war, nothing really new.


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 May 2018 (Japan) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,823,511
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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