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Ichi the Killer (2001)  link to Ichi the Killer on IMDb

Number: 403

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IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Also known as:: Koroshiya 1 (original title)

Country: Japan, 129 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, Cantonese

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Comedy, Crime

Director: Takashi Miike

Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun, Susumu Terajima

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline:
When a Yakuza boss named Anjo disappears with 300 million yen, his chief henchman, a sadomasochistic man named Kakihara, and the rest of his mob goons go looking for him. After capturing and torturing a rival Yakuza member looking for answers, they soon realize they have the wrong man and begin looking for the man named Jijii who tipped them off in the first place. Soon enough Kakihara and his men encounter Ichi, a psychotic, sexually-repressed young man with amazing martial arts abilities and blades that come out of his shoes. One by one Ichi takes out members of the Yakuza and all the while Kakihara intensifies his pursuit of Ichi and Ichi's controller Jijii. What will happen as the final showdown happens between the tortured and ultra-violent Ichi and the pain-craving Kakihara?

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Loaned: No

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