Ichi the Killer (2001)

2001 | R | Horror, Thriller, Action, Drama, Comedy, Crime

User Score: 67/100

Synopsis:

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

When a yakuza boss is murdered and his money is stolen, both truth and revenge are brutally sought. Leading the charge is Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), the bleach-blonde pain junky whose interrogation methods are fetishistically sadistic. As the layers of the sordid tale are peeled back, it appears that someone is trying to turn rival gangs against each other. The centerpiece of this strategy is Ichi the Killer (Nao Omori), a mysterious and completely unhinged master of slaughter. When the final showdown comes, it’s a psychologically cataclysmic event. This one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, stomach-churning, live-action cartoon from Takashi Miike (VISITOR Q, IZO) remains an extreme and influential modern classic.


About Ichi the Killer (2001)

Title: Ichi the Killer
Year: 2001
Starring: Yoshiyuki Morishita, Jun Kunimura, Yuki Kazamatsuri, Sakichi Satô, Shun Sugata, Moro Morooka, Nao Ômori, Susumu Terajima, Hôka Kinoshita, Tadanobu Asano, Mai Goto, Rio Aoki, Setchin Kawaya, Kaori Sugawara, Hideo Sako, Mako Takeda, Masataka Haji, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun, Toru Tezuka, Yoshiki Arizono, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Satoshi Niizuma, Suzuki Matsuo, SABU, Hiroshi Kobayashi
Director: Takashi Miike
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users. Votes: 6.
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action, Drama, Comedy, Crime
MPAA Rating: R

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