Gonin (The Five)
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Get Carter meets Heidegger in this slick, two-fisted gangster epic brimming with furtive sex and shocking violence. The film centers on five poster-boys of Japan's post-bubble economic malaise: Bandai (Koichi Sato), the owner of a once popular nightclub who's up to his fashionable lapels in debt to the yakuza; the gay extortionist (Masahiro Motoki) who loves him; Ogiwara (Naoto Takenaka of Shall We Dance fame), a downsized salaryman on the brink of mental collapse; an drug addict ex-police detective just out of stir (Jimpachi Nezu); and failed prize-fighter turned spastic pimp (Kippei… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I prefer that my violent flicks make a little more sense."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[A] dark, pounding exercise in mayhem, revenge, nihilism and despair in contemporary Tokyo."
‑ Bob Satuloff, Film Journal International
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