Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers
Five men in bubble economy japan, all struck down, tries to do a hiest to save themselves. Wonderfully depressing.
A strangely disjointed yakuza heist revenge thriller. Maybe it's just the minimal subtitles in the version I saw but I found it hard to work out what was happening and why at times. It has its moments though - Jimmy's interrogation in the parking garage is beautifully played, and Ogiwara's homecoming is remarkably subtle and sensitive given the over-the-top violence of the rest of the film.
And obviously Takeshi Kitano completely steals the show once he turns up.