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Madness in Bloom (2002)

Kyoki no sakura (original title)
Yamaguchi, Ichikawa and Kosuge dress in white military-style uniforms to clean the streets of Shibuya from bad elements.

Director:

Kenji Sonoda

Writers:

Kunio Hikita (story), Shoichi Maruyama
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yôsuke Kubozuka ... Yamaguchi Susumu
Yoshio Harada ... Aota Shuzo
Yôsuke Eguchi ... Sweeper Saburo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rikiya Kurokawa Rikiya Kurokawa ... Ichikawa
Genki Sudô Genki Sudô ... Kosugi
Mariko Takahashi
Kôji Yokokawa Kôji Yokokawa
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Yamaguchi, Ichikawa and Kosuge dress in white military-style uniforms to clean the streets of Shibuya from bad elements.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 October 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Madness in Bloom See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,265,669
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It's definitely different
17 September 2004 | by ottakySee all my reviews

Clockwork Orange meets American History X meets a manga comic book in a Takashi-Miike-a-like movie.

This film's a lot of fun - the obvious enthusiasm of the director is highly contagious. There are sequences of jump cuts that look like a music video, wipes in all directions, arty shots mixed with footage that looks like it was shot on a camera only a step or two up from Super 8.

I'm not entirely sure that the story makes too much sense because I was watching a DVD from Hong Kong with subtitles apparently provided by the same people that write the English translations of the instruction manuals you get with cheap electronic products.

But, hey, if you like Asian films in general, you'll love this one.


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