Thrown together by chance during the robbery of a jewelry store by a Yakuza gang, five women take advantage of the situation to make off with the heist's loot, while a man hunts the same ... See full summary »
Akira, the young new schoolteacher in town falls for secretive Miki, an older woman who takes care of her family's urn that supposedly holds a forest wolf-spirit, inugami. People soon start disappearing and the town blames Akira.
When radicals from Japan's Red Army took a woman hostage in the resort town of Karuizawa, Nagano in 1972, Officer Atsuyuki Sassa was put in charge of diffusing the situation. But the task ... See full summary »
Highly stylized crime film that veers between sweet, sometimes saccharine romance, and gut busting violence, in the form of very graphic and bloody gun play. This unique take on the 'Yakuza' genre offers up some highly stylized 80's flash, that is reminiscent of the works of Luc Besson from that period. A hardened Yakuza gangster begins to question his life choices after a chance encounter with a childhood friend, one that has grown into an attractive woman. Much like an 80's music video, the action is fast and there is never a dull moment. Fans of the Yakuza genre should seek out this obscure film, however don't expect the dark, moody tones of the 70's films; "Heartbreak Yakuza" is colorful and at times silly, but it delivers in the violence department as it tells an interesting story of redemption.
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