Kuro no tenshi Vol. 1, (The Black Angel)
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Kuro no tenshi Vol. 1, (The Black Angel)
Takashi Ishii directs this noirish gangland drama about a daughter in single-minded pursuit of vengeance for her murdered father. The film opens with six-year-old Ikko witnessing the gruesome murder of her yakuza boss father and her mother at the hands of a hitwoman duo. Thanks to the quick thinking by family friend Mayu (Reiko Takashima), she is saved and sent to America. Fourteen years later, Ikko (Reona Hazuki) arrives back in Tokyo with her gay Japanese-American friend Jil (Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi) in tow. The boss of her father's gang is now Nogi (Jimpachi Nezu), who is as merciless as he… More