WHO’S IN IT?
Masataka Kubota (13 Assassins), Sakurako Konishi (Mio on the Shore), Nao Ōmori (Ichi the Killer), Shōta Sometani (Himizu), Becky (Eight Ranger), Takahiro Miura (The Wings of the Kirin), Mami Fujioka (film debut), Cheng-Kuo Yen (Dust of Angels), Chun-hao Tuan (Goldfish), Masayuki Deai (The Last Samurai), Bengal (Life in Overtime), Kenichi Takitō (Climber’s High), Jun Murakami (Himizu), Sansei Shiomi (Like a Dragon), Seiyō Uchino (Haru)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer), director; Masa Nakamura (Andromedia), writer; Muneyuki Kii (Airbound), Misako Saka (Shield of Straw) and Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor), producers; Kôji Endô (Yakuza Apocalypse), composer; Nobuyasu Kita (13 Assassins), cinematographer; Akira Kamiya (film debut), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Leo, a young boxer, meets and falls in love with call girl Monica (Konishi). However, when he finds out that she has gotten involved in a drug-smuggling scheme, he must protect her over one night where they are pursued by corrupt cops, the yakuza, and assassins sent by the Chinese triads…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Fans of Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins and Audition will be pleased by director Takashi Miike’s latest, which contains all the gore and violence you could ask for with one of his films.