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Graveyard of Honor (2002)

Shin Jingi no Hakaba (original title)
A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Goro Fujita (novel) (as Gorô Fujita), Shigenori Takechi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryo Amamiya Ryo Amamiya
Narimi Arimori ... Chieko Kikuta
Yoshiyuki Daichi Yoshiyuki Daichi ... Yoshiyuki Ooshita
Hirotarô Honda Hirotarô Honda ... Correctional officer
Harumi Inoue Harumi Inoue ... Yôko Imamura
Renji Ishibashi ... Denji Yukawa
Gorô Kishitani ... Rikuo Ishimatsu
Shigeo Kobayashi Shigeo Kobayashi
Takashi Miike ... Restaurant gunman
Ryôsuke Miki Ryôsuke Miki ... Kôzô Imamura
Yasukaze Motomiya Yasukaze Motomiya ... Kanemoto
Mikio Ohsawa Mikio Ohsawa ... Masato Yoshikawa (as Mikio Oosawa)
Daisuke Ryû ... Tadaaki Kuze (as Daisuke Ryuu)
Harumi Sone Harumi Sone ... Ryuuzô Fukui
Yûta Sone Yûta Sone
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A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 June 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Graveyard of Honor See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Allegory on "Japan's imperfection"
10 March 2009 | by LooyCyphrSee all my reviews

If Japan is "perfect", how does "imperfection" look like? The protagonist in this movie embodies exactly that. Which takes away a lot of the "Scarface"-like thriller elements. There is a story about a guy stepping up in a mafia environment, but his stoic anti-will, the fact he hurts EVERYone - helpers, supporters, lovers and foes - is meant to be allegorically political.

It's stated somewhere and in fact, there's some few scenes that appear very illogical. Not so, if you watch the movies "the right way".

Movie is calm, depressing, melancholic, bloody painful, sometimes crazy (in one scene he shoots at everyone: police, bypassers etc., then going "SORRY, OUTTA AMMO!" and delivers himself).

Good, disturbing, mature Miike-movie. Not as cartoonish as most of his films.


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