In this Takashi Miike-helmed dark thriller, the grave plight of two brothers, Seiji and Yoshifumi (Riki Takeuchi and Tetsuro Tamba), is examined: both work for Mr. Muto, a top-ranked mobster who must be saved. Having bonded with their boss, the two are hesitant to support his plans to lead a dangerous project that he was only supposed to finance. So, the brothers concoct a plan that appears to be the ultimate betrayal.
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