Boiling Point

3-4 x jûgatsu

97 mins
7.6 / 10 (1061)


Masaki, an unassuming amateur baseball player, enrages a local yakuza, setting off a feud between the gangsters and his coach. Masaki and his friend Kazuo go to Okinawa on a quest for guns, befriending an eccentric yakuza boss who initiates them into the strange and brutal world of organized crime.

MUBI's take

In his second feature film, Takeshi Kitano dives further into Japan’s underworld by way of a baseball player turned patsy in this carefully plotted road trip lined with vengeance. Boiling Point deepens Kitano’s analysis of male violence…while also featuring one of cinema’s greatest karaoke scenes.

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