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Director: KOJIMA Oudai (小島央大)

2020|Japan|118min|Language: Japanese, Korean|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue
3/7 Sun 16:10 Cine Libre Umeda 3
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YAMAMOTO Ikken (山本一賢)
KIM Jin-cheol
KIM Chang-bak
MITSUI Keisuke (三井啓資)
HIGUCHI Sogen (樋口想現)

After serving 2 years in prison, ISHIGAMI Takeshi (YAMAMOTO Ikken) spent two years working on a construction site and building up his funds before he returned to Tokyo with the help of Yasu, his best friend. He is determined to try and go straight but before he can do that, he has to raise even more money to break free of the criminal underworld and that requires a deep dive. He enlists his Korean friend Junghi and starts a business selling data for phone fraud to his Yakuza friend Yuki. As the business grows, Takeshi can just about make escape velocity, however, his old ties are holding him back and as a split in a yakuza family signals that start of a war, Takeshi finds himself getting dragged back down to the criminal underworld.

From the first to the last moment, you will be gripped by this crime story. While some of the plot beats are derivative of other titles, the sense of compelling realism in narrative, direction and acting is extremely strong so that you will feel informed and intimidated by the crimes going on and on tenterhooks as to whether Ishigami will survive.

[Jason MAHER]


Director KOJIMA Oudai