The term film noir is used to describe stylish Hollywood dramas, particularly those that emphasize moral ambiguity and sexual motivation. For a blacker shade of darkness, try Japan Noir!
When a bomber, a patricide, a pornographer, and a mad biker, together with other forms of social detritus, break free from jail, it's not surprising that mayhem follows in their wake as the gang of misfits roams the land in a despair that is crueler for being comic.
Goda, a successful commercial director, has his life shattered when his girlfriend shoots herself. As he becomes obsessed by the gun involved in his girlfriend's suicide, a Smith and Wesson Chief's Special, Goda begins his willful descent into a whirlpool of violence.
The Guard from Underground
It's not just the irritable managers and unhelpful co-workers that Akiko has to deal with on her first day at Dept. 12 of Akebono Corp. There's also the gigantic security guard Fujimaru, who has a permanent solution for keeping the offices secure... brutal murder!
Special Features: Director Interviews, Bios, Filmographies, Promotional Material, Tom Mes Commentaries, Trailers.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.