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Gonin Saga (2015) Takashi Ishii's epic masterpiece
Gonin Saga (2015) Takashi Ishii\'s epic masterpiece
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original Japanese title GONIN MONOGATARI
[Gonin Saga] (GONIN: Five)

director: Takashi Ishii
starring: Masanobu Andô · Masahiro Higashide · Kenta Kiritani · Anna Tsuchiya · Naoto Takenaka · Tasuku Emoto

    

The film begins with the carnage that struck the powerful Gosekai Yakuza gang 20 years earlier (the conclusion of GONIN) and moves forward from that life-changing moment, concentrating on two boys who lost their gangster fathers on that day [emphasizing their challenge against the new underworld empire that grew from the ashes]. Filmmaker Takashi Ishii builds on the foundation of his 1995 cult movie and delivers precisely what a sequel should be: A CONTINUATION. The first half hour reconstructs the narrative, probing deeper into the characters - the children, the widows, the opportunists - who survived the massacre. Then the new story begins, unfolding around a generation of fatherless Yakuza kids who want vengeance against everyone who betrayed their allegiance. The goal of these gonin rebels is bloody revenge against the new Clan bosses who stole their heritage and and a massive cash steal to sweeten the pot.

There are a lot of characters and storylines that ultimately accentuate unclear rivalries. This is Ishii's planned purpose. Like life itself, nothing is black and white. Nor should it be. Simply pick a character and hold on. Confusion will eventually shift to clarity, moments before the excessively bloody climax.

To date, Takashi Ishii has delivered 20+ movies and has won numerous Best Picture awards. He found International success with the aforementioned GONIN, the female assassin BLACK ANGEL and the FLOWER AND SNAKE films. The recent cinema of Takashi Ishii continues to explore the dark extremities of sexual behavior (SWEET WHIP) and he revived his Angel Guts franchise in 2013 with ANGEL GUTS: MY DOLLY GIRLFRIEND.

    

      

A Japanese film with English subtitles, uncut 128 min,
widescreen, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine
Extras include original theatrical trailer.

    

Graphic Violence/Drugs/Nudity/Sexual Brutality
Intended for Mature Audiences

 
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