When a yakuza boss is murdered and his money is stolen, both truth and revenge are brutally sought. Leading the charge is Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), the bleach-blonde pain junky whose interrogation methods are fetishistically sadistic. As the layers of the sordid tale are peeled back, it appears that someone is trying to turn rival gangs against each other. The centerpiece of this strategy is Ichi the Killer (Nao Omori), a mysterious and completely unhinged master of slaughter. When the final showdown comes, it’s a psychologically cataclysmic event. This one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, stomach-churning, live-action cartoon from Takashi Miike (VISITOR Q, IZO) remains an extreme and influential modern classic.
About Ichi the Killer (2001)
Starring: Jun Kunimura, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Yuki Kazamatsuri, Sakichi Satô, Shun Sugata, Nao Ômori, Susumu Terajima, Yoshiki Arizono, Moro Morooka, Hôka Kinoshita, Tadanobu Asano, Rio Aoki, Setchin Kawaya, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun, Kaori Sugawara, Hideo Sako, Toru Tezuka, Mako Takeda, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Masataka Haji, Satoshi Niizuma, Suzuki Matsuo, SABU, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Mai Goto
Director: Takashi Miike
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