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Sympathy For The Underdog (Region 1) - Fukasaku, Kinji
Releasedatum: 13 januari 2005
From Kinji Fukasaku (Battles Without Honor & Humanity) the director celebrated for changing the face of Japanese action cinema, comes this pivotal crime drama. Stylish and hard-boiled, Sympathy for the Underdog stars Koji Tsuruta, one of Japan’s seminal figures in the Yakuza genre, as Gunji, an aging Yakuza who is released from prison after ten years. Gunji lives by a code of honor that has no place among Tokyo’s modern corporate gangs. He gets a new lease on life by reforming his former gang and taking over the whiskey trade on the island of Okinawa. But he is forced to make a final, fateful, bloody stand against the mainland gang that sent him to prison.
Digital transfer, enhanced for 16:9 televisions. Interview with Fukasaku biographer, Yamane Sadao. Original theatrical trailers. Fukasaku filmography. Essay by Patrick Macias.
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