Smuggler

Smuggler

Director: Katsuhito Ishii

Cast: Katsuhito Ishii, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Masatoshi Nagase, Yasuko Matsuyuki

     
 
Eccentric Japanese director Katsuhito Ishii (A Taste of Tea, Funky Forest: First Contact) takes us on a wild ride through the Japanese underworld in this darkly comic, visually dazzling tale of a failed actor who goes to extraordinary lengths to pay off an unjust Yakuza debt. Down on his luck Kinuta (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is gambling away his last quarters

Overview

Eccentric Japanese director Katsuhito Ishii (A Taste of Tea, Funky Forest: First Contact) takes us on a wild ride through the Japanese underworld in this darkly comic, visually dazzling tale of a failed actor who goes to extraordinary lengths to pay off an unjust Yakuza debt. Down on his luck Kinuta (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is gambling away his last quarters in a dingy casino when he's suddenly approached with a lucrative opportunity. But it's more of a trap than a chance to get rich, and as a result Kinuta is forced to become a smuggler for the Yakuza. Apprenticing under tough talking driver Joe (Masatoshi Nagase), Kinuta joins in transporting the remains of a murdered Yakuza boss. But the job won't be easy, because their cargo's sadistic right-hand man Kawashima (Masahiro Takashima) is out for blood, and won't rest until his boss' killer has been avenged. That killer is Vertebrae (Masanobu Ando), a legendary assassin who can defeat a room of heavily-armed men with nothing but a pair of nunchucks, and whose loyal partner Viscera is never far behind. When Kinuta comes into contact with some of the most violent men in the Yakuza underworld, he discovers a side of himself that he never knew existed, and learns that his acting skills may not be as dull as he once thought. Co-starring Yasuko Matsuyuki and Hikari Mitsushima, Smuggler was adapted from the cult manga from author Shohei Manabe.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2014
UPC:
0704400013652
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
TVMA
Source:
Giant Ape
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:54:00
Sales rank:
56,675

Special Features

The making of smuggler; Trailers; Previews

Related Subjects

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Satoshi Tsumabuki Actor
Masatoshi Nagase Actor
Yasuko Matsuyuki Actor
Hikari Mitsushima Actor
Masanobu Ando Actor

Technical Credits
Katsuhito Ishii Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Hideaki Endo Producer
Hiroshi Machida Cinematographer
Kohichi Mori Sound/Sound Designer
Toshio Nakagawa Score Composer
Kazuto Takida Producer
Yuji Tsuzuki Production Designer
Ikuko Utsunomiya Costumes/Costume Designer
Masatoshi Yamaguchi Producer,Screenwriter
Kensuke Yamamoto Screenwriter
Akira Yamamoto Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Smuggler
1. Chapter 1 [7:34]
2. Chapter 2 [8:38]
3. Chapter 3 [7:12]
4. Chapter 4 [13:08]
5. Chapter 5 [8:30]
6. Chapter 6 [8:31]
7. Chapter 7 [9:46]
8. Chapter 8 [4:44]
9. Chapter 9 [6:17]
10. Chapter 10 [4:30]
11. Chapter 11 [5:58]
12. Chapter 12 [4:43]
13. Chapter 13 [6:56]
14. Chapter 14 [4:02]
15. Chapter 15 [7:24]
16. Chapter 16 [6:22]

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