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Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya)

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Tadanobu Asano Tadanobu Asano
Kakihara
Nao Omori Nao Omori
Ichi
Nao Ohmori Nao Ohmori
Ichi
Paulyn Sun Paulyn Sun
Karen
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata
Takayama
Toru Tezuka Toru Tezuka
Fujiwara


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


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Ponderous and twisted

9 years, 2 months ago at Oct 20 19:02
5 votes
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

Mindless violence

11 years, 4 months ago at Jul 29 20:51
1 vote
I know nothing of the backstory to this film. I think there is an anime of it, I'm not sure if the film or the anime came first but... I don't think it makes much difference to my overall impressions.

This film just seems to be senseless violence, or rather, just a gory bloodbath with not enough senseless violence to go with it. Couple of timess you just see an aftermath of a huge ... read more

Absurdity

10 years, 10 months ago at Feb 7 5:59
1 vote
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 (11), Japan (10), Action (10), Crime (10), Horror (8), Murder (7), 2001 (6), Adaptation (5), 2000s (5), Revenge (5), Drama (5), Torture (5), Gore (4), Thriller (4), Comedy (4), (3), Splatter (3), Mutilation (3), Asian (3), Killer (2)
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