Welcome to a world where violence is a virtue and depravity is a way of life. This is the underside of Shinjuku, and the home of Kakihara, a sadistic yakuza killer. He relentlessly tears apart the underworld searching for the man who killed his boss. The mastermind behind the plot is Jijii, an ex-cop bent on turning the gangsters of Japan against one another. His trump card is a physically powerful lunatic who is constantly on the verge of snapping. This madman is Ichi the Killer, and between him and Kakihara, the streets will run red with blood.
A highly prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker, Takashi MIIKE was born on August 24, 1960 in Yao, Osaka, Japan. Under the guidance of renowned filmmaker Shohei IMAMURA (a two-time Palme d’Or winner at Cannes), Miike graduated from the Yokohama Vocational School of Broadcast and Film.
Miike’s first films were television productions, but he also began directing several high-quality direct-to-video releases. His theatrical debut came in 1995 with Shinjuku Triad Society, and its success gave him the freedom to work on more ambitious projects. One of the most successful Japanese directors currently working, he has also garnered a strong cult following in the West that is growing rapidly as more of his films become available in translated form on DVD.
Some of Miike’s most popular films include Audition, the Dead or Alive trilogy, Ichi the Killer, Gozu, Izo, and Big Bang Love, Juvenile A.
Miike has achieved international notoriety for depicting shocking scenes… read more
Despite being one of Miike's most notorious (and possibly, most well-known) film's, this is also one of his weakest. Yet, weak Miike is still more exhilrating than 95% of other directors working today.
Extremely violent, really psychotic characters, frenetic atmosphere, disturbing moments, black comedy and sadism. One of the best gore films I have ever seen, with a good plot and an ending that makes you take your own conclusions. Call me crazy but the sadomasochistic yakuza, Kakihara, steals the show. Ichi is also a rare "villain" that I will never forget. Brutal and definetly not for everyone but I enjoyed it.
Based on a Manga by Hideo Yamamoto, Takashi Miike’s Koroshiya 1 [Ichi the Killer] is just as brutally gory as people say. This was my first screening of a Miike work and I’m not quite so sure of how… read review
El cine de Takashi Miike no se parece a nada que haya visto antes, y probablemente sea algo que todavía no tiene nombre. Es así a tal punto que me cuesta mucho escribir algo sobre él (siempre quise… read review