Critic's Choice Spotlight: Simon Abrams • Crime, Drama, Romance
Former police officer Nishi feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horibe has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loanshark, Nishi conceives a bank robbery to provide for his partner, help the dead cop's widow, and take one last holiday throughout Japan with his wife and share a final taste of happiness. A highly original crime drama written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano.
DIRECTED BY TAKESHI KITANO
JAPAN | 1989 | JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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