In enfant terrible Takeshi Kitano’s explosive second feature film, Masaki (Yûrei Yanagi) is an unassuming gas station attendant and amateur baseball player for underdog team The Eagles. After he enrages a local yakuza, setting off a feud between the gangsters and his coach, Masaki heads to Okinawa on a haphazard quest for guns with his friend Kazuo (Dancan). There they are befriended by the uber-eccentric yakuza boss Uehara (played by Kitano), who initiates them into the strange and brutal world of organized crime.
Takeshi Kitano’s BOILING POINT is “A work of varied and strange miracles.” (CinePassion)
DIRECTED BY TAKESHI KITANO
JAPAN | 1990 | JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES