A former judo champion quits the tournament cirucit and runs a nightclub. However, when a new challenger appears as well as an old rival and a judo master in need of reviving his school, the young man must go back in training and prepare for the ultimate challenge.
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The "conversation scene" (and the subsequent brawl) in which the three main characters talk with different people is probably the funniest and one of the most visually exciting things I have seen in the past 10 years in cinema.
It's hard to put into words how much joy this movie brings to your life. To has this magic touch of creating incredible sequences out of thin air. Funny, warm, with real human beings for characters. It's a never ending cascade of charm.
The scene with the stolen gambling money might well be the crowning achievement of cinema. Her running with bills falling out of her arms, him running behind her laughing. Her going back for the money. The absurd comedy of angry thugs on their knees, picking up bills. The way she catches a bill in midair. Him getting beat up to protect her. Her going back for his shoe -- and the thugs letting her go without a word.