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Tag Archives: Takeshi Kitano
A Japanese Yakuza gangster is exiled to the United States. Read More »
Nishi, a police detective, has had to deal with a series of emotionally devastating events over the recent past. Read More »
Two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza. Read More »
No More Comics AKA Komikku zasshi nanka iranai! (1986) Yôjirô Takita, Yûya Uchida, Yumi Asô, Takeshi Kitano
Kinameri is a moderately successful television journalist itching for a big scoop. Read More »
Seduction, betrayal, murder, insomnia and apparitions are the elements at play in Wayne Wang’s tense and masterful version Read More »
Kizzu ritân / Kids Return (1996) Takeshi Kitano, Ken Kaneko, Masanobu Andô, Leo Morimoto, Crime, Drama, Sport
Two buddies visit the schoolyard of the high school they used to attend, and remember their young and dumb days. They used to be the bullies in the school, until they find their own ways of life; one as a boxer, and the other as a member of the yakuza.
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Violent Cop / Sono otoko, kyôbô ni tsuki (1989) Takeshi Kitano, Maiko Kawakami, Makoto Ashikawa, Action, Crime, Drama
Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results. While investigating a series of drug-related homicides, Azuma discovers that his friend and colleague, Iwaki, is supplying drugs from within the police force. After Iwaki is murdered and Azuma’s sister is kidnapped, he breaks all the rules to dish out his particular form of justice.
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