Yakuza Papers: Vol.4 - Police Tactics (1974)
Kinji Fukasaku's (BATTLE ROYALE) revered gangster series is a landmark of 1970's Japanese cinema. Set just after WWII and based on the memoirs of a real-life crime boss, these films serve to deglamorize the traditional cinematic portrayal of organized crime, instead painting its members as petty, backstabbing thugs who will turn on their closest allies for power or profit. The story follows the violent exploits of Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara), a former soldier, as he joins a yakuza gang in
Oct 19, 2004
Fukasaku and Kasahara go for extreme nihilism here, telling us that every deal, every action, every death was all for nothing.
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