Centering on a young drifter almost casually drawn into violence—a crime drama about a boy and a man equally ill-equipped for criminal life and straight society. Neither wants to be a Yakuza, but normal life presents problems.
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One of the best Yakuza character films I've seen. Always great seeing the crime limbo grey areas (not cut out to be gangster, but not domesticated enough to live amongst the law abiding) depicted in such a minimalist way. I'd even say this beats Beat Takeshi's best.