When small-time Yakuza boss Ryuuich starts murdering rival gangsters in an effort to gain power in the underworld, Detective Jojima must weave his way through various underworld networks to end the bloodbath.
We just love Takashi Miike’s gonzo cinema of violence, masculinity, and pop surrealism. One of the filmmaker’s finest achievements is the “Dead or Alive” trilogy. The first of these films is a dazzling yakuza spectacle that culminates in a truly singular ending.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Michael Haneke, 2007, France