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A member of the Yakuza is imprisoned for violent behaviour including fighting another group of thugs. There he meets another man and the two become friends. Once released the friend is back... See full summary »

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Hisao Maki (manga "Waru: saishû-shô"), Hisao Maki (screenwriter)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shô Aikawa ... Yoji Himuro
Keiko Matsuzaka Keiko Matsuzaka ... Reiko Misugi
Ryo Ishibashi ... Sakuragi
Yoshihiko Hakamada ... Genji
Nagare Hagiwara
Hisao Maki Hisao Maki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazuya Nakayama
Johnny Ohkura Johnny Ohkura ... (as Johnny Okura)
Kôki Okada Kôki Okada
Hitoshi Ozawa Hitoshi Ozawa
Atsuko Sakuraba Atsuko Sakuraba
Yûta Sone Yûta Sone ... (as Hideki Sone)
Kimika Yoshino Kimika Yoshino ... Barefoot girl in chains
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A member of the Yakuza is imprisoned for violent behaviour including fighting another group of thugs. There he meets another man and the two become friends. Once released the friend is back into illicit activities and begins making money off the eastern mafia prompting that group's head to put a price on his head that leads to his death. The Yakuza member seeks to avenge his friend's death. - written ghaemi. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 February 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

WARU See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Followed by Waru: kanketsu-hen (2006) See more »

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Takashi Miike and Hisao Maki make terrible films together!
2 September 2015 | by guardianreaperSee all my reviews

"I'm going to have to agree with another review that I read which states "Takashi Miike and Hisao Maki make terrible films together, and Waru could be the worst." each and every film collaboration of theirs I've seen have suffered from the same problem, which is that they are slow and plodding and without the usual Miike flair. Hisao Maki who is a real Karate expert loves to write himself into his adaptations. Here he serves as the original creator of the '70s manga as well as the screenwriter." Waru in particular seem very disjointed with scenes barely held together with the thinnest of plots. No one including Takashi Miike, Sho Aikawa and Hisao Maki seem to be trying very hard.


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