A young foot soldier in the yakuza seeks revenge when his prostitute girlfriend dies after a session with a high-ranking Japanese politician with a taste for torture. He sets out on a ‘kamikaze’ mission to kill his bosses and the politician; along the way, he acquires the aid of a taxi driver who has recently returned to Japan after living in South America for several decades and is struggling to cope with poverty and the prejudices of native-born Japanese. —IMDb
A critic, director, and occasional actor, Harada Masato was born in Numazu, Japan, and is best known to international audiences as Omura in Edward Zwick’s The Last Samurai (2003). His filmography includes Gunhed(1988), Kamikaze Taxi (1995), Bounce Ko Gals (1997), Spellbound (1999), Inugami(2001), Densen Uta (2007), and The Climbers High (2008).