Jin-Roh

Jin-Roh

Yoshikatsu Fujiki
Director: Hiroyuki Okiura Cast: Yoshikatsu Fujiki
Yoshikatsu Fujiki
, Sumi Mutoh
Sumi Mutoh
, Hiroyuki Kinoshita
Hiroyuki Kinoshita
Hiroyuki Okiura

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Jin-Roh is an animated film which grew from a story and script by Mamoru Oshii, one of the leading creative artists of Japanese animation. However, director Hiroyuki Okiura deviated from the genre norms in focusing on the humanization of a macho killer. The action takes place in the Japan of the mid-fifties. Ten years after World War II, the country is in a state of strife. Emergency measures to boost Japan's economy have created some disturbing social problems. In Tokyo, special units of an elite police force known as the Metro Police are engaged in a bitter struggle with armed anti-government guerrillas. Any act of violence is reciprocated with more violence. Police officer Kazuki Fushe is a member of one such special unit, known among guerrillas as "Cerberus" and particularly feared for their striking power. Fushe's assignment is to crush the members of a guerrilla group known as "The Sect." During one of his rounds, Fushe meets a young woman on a kamikaze mission who has already activated the bomb she is wearing. Following her death, he can't get her image out of his mind and begins to visit her grave, where he meets another woman who looks like her. She is the sister of the dead girl and has her own reasons for getting closer to Fushe. The plot of the film is very complex, involving several ambiguities which are disquieting at the outset. But gradually, the vision of the director comes through, offering food for thought even in the most violent scenes. Jin-Roh was screened as part of the Panorama section of the 49th International Berlin Film Festival, 1999.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2014
UPC: 0875707012027
Original Release: 1998
Source: Eastern Star
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 51,870

Special Features

Trailers; Interviews

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yoshikatsu Fujiki Actor
Sumi Mutoh Actor
Hiroyuki Kinoshita Actor
Yukio Hirota Actor
Yukihiro Yoshida Actor
Eri Sendai Actor
Kenji Nakagawa Actor

Technical Credits
Hiroyuki Okiura Director
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa Executive Producer
Shuichi Kakesu Editor
Hajime Mizoguchi Score Composer
Hiromasa Ogura Art Director
Mamoru Oshii Screenwriter
Hisao Shirai Cinematographer
Tsutomu Sugita Producer
Hidekazu Terakawa Producer
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi Sound/Sound Designer
Shigeru Watanabe Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
1. Chapter 1 [9:30]
2. Chapter 2 [7:28]
3. Chapter 3 [9:50]
4. Chapter 4 [7:44]
5. Chapter 5 [7:14]
6. Chapter 6 [11:13]
7. Chapter 7 [7:04]
8. Chapter 8 [11:57]
9. Chapter 9 [7:57]

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