Tetsuro Tamba plays an incredibly nihilistic Ronin searching for the sweet release of Death but never quite being able to find a worthy enough opponent(s) to release him from his Existential despair. Despite seemingly trying to drown himself in the opening scene after slicing down a bridge full of Swordsmen, Tamba is rescued by the Bohachi who are a Gang that has renounced all of their humanity and the 8 Virtues of Buddhism so that they can become better sex…
4 stars for the windbreakers alone.
I doubt most films could get away with this much depiction of domestic abuse & violence if it weren’t based on a true story. A bit hard to watch at times for that reason but certainly relevant to the climate of oppression women are fighting hard to escape from.
This is certainly one of those too crazy to make up type of stories, I remember hearing about Tony Harding constantly in the news and all…