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Koroshiya 1

Takashi Miike Japan, 2001

Kelley Dong's rating of the film Ichi the Killer

the plot itself is weak but i feel like a lot of yakuza films are prone to this. what makes ichi the killer different is its aesthetic of violence. the portrayal of the human body as meat and an art form as it's hung from the ceiling, tattooed, pierced, dismembered, and burned makes you really think. but about what we're supposed to think about, i do not know.