Gonin (The Five) (1995)

Gonin (The Five)


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Get Carter meets Heidegger in this slick, two-fisted gangster epic brimming with furtive sex and shocking violence. The film centers on five poster-boys of Japan's post-bubble economic malaise: Bandai (Koichi Sato), the owner of a once popular nightclub who's up to his fashionable lapels in debt to the yakuza; the gay extortionist (Masahiro Motoki) who loves him; Ogiwara (Naoto Takenaka of Shall We Dance fame), a downsized salaryman on the brink of mental collapse; an drug addict ex-police … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Takashi Ishii
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 31, 2006


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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 20, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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I prefer that my violent flicks make a little more sense.

Full Review… | July 25, 2001
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

[A] dark, pounding exercise in mayhem, revenge, nihilism and despair in contemporary Tokyo.

Full Review… | April 20, 2001
Film Journal International

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Gonin (The Five)


Beat Takeshi stars in this heist film gone wrong that stands above almost all others, ranking right up there with Rififi.

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