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Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya) (2002)

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Moro Morooka Moro Morooka
Coffee Shop Manager
Sakichi Satô Sakichi Satô
Man Kicking Ichi
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita
Pub Patron
Setchin Kawaya Setchin Kawaya
Pub Proprietor
Yuki Kazamatsuri Yuki Kazamatsuri
Yakuza Girl
Mai Goto Mai Goto
Sailor


Written by
Sakichi Satô Sakichi Satô
(screenplay)
Hideo Yamamoto Hideo Yamamoto
(manga)


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Ponderous and twisted

11 years ago at Oct 20 19:02
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This is one of the goriest films I can quickly recall. It's known worldwide for the gore and violence in it. But it also is one of the most hilarious comedies I've seen in quite a while. Ichi works on two levels: A sick, twisted movie with violence and nudity in it brought together by a relatively meaningless plot for some. This works for the casual viewer, and if that person isn't an old lady wit... read more

Absurdity

12 years, 8 months ago at Feb 7 5:59
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To me, the core idea of this movie is the absurdity of violence. There's no point to any of it beyond people deceiving their selves or being deceived and manipulated by others. That's the only message I can get from this film; although, it's also good for a laugh if you've got a very black sense of humor.
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As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
Release date: 25 July 2002
UPC: 631595031782
Tags: Japanese (10), Crime (9), Action (9), Japan (9), Horror (7), Murder (6), 2001 (5), Adaptation (5), Drama (5), 2000s (4), Gore (4), Thriller (4), Comedy (4), Torture (4), Revenge (4), (3), Asian (3), Splatter (3), Mutilation (3), City (2)
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