Jingi naki tatakai (Battles Without Honor and Humanity)(The Yakuza Papers)(War Without a Code)
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Jingi naki tatakai (Battles Without Honor and Humanity)(The Yakuza Papers)(War Without a Code)
Kinji Fukasaku directed this powerful and uncompromising look at the deadly stakes of life among the Yakuza -- the Japanese Mafia. Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) is a former Japanese soldier who, following his nation's defeat in World War II, finds himself in a prison cell in Hiroshima on a murder charge. While behind bars, Hirono gains a loyal friend in fellow criminal Wagasugi (Tatsuo Umemiya), and upon his release Hirono joins Wagasugi in an underworld gang. What starts as a seemingly easy way to earn some quick money becomes something darker and bloodier as Wagasugi and his comrades… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A sometimes shocking, sometimes blackly funny, and often disorienting takedown of gangster tropes."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Fast and cheap, and a lot of fun."
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"...the lack of a cohesive storyline makes it virtually impossible to really get into the film..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Undeniably one of the best, and most important, crime movies ever made."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com