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Ichi the Killer

Director: Takashi Miike Run Time: 129 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2001 Language: Japanese with english subtitles

Starring: Nao Ômori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano

Cops, yakuza and ICHI THE KILLER.

Welcome to a world where violence is a virtue and depravity is a way of life in the underside of Shinjuku, the home of Kakihara, a sadistic yakuza killer. He relentlessly tears apart the underworld searching for the man who killed his boss. The mastermind behind the plot is Jijii, an ex-cop bent on turning the gangsters of Japan against one another. His trump card is a physically powerful lunatic who is constantly on the verge of snapping. This madman is Ichi the Killer, and between him and Kakihara, the streets will run red with blood.

Part of Nitehawk’s fall CRIME series.