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Sonatine

Sonatine

Sonatine

1993 / 94min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: TAKESHI KITANO

CAST: TAKESHI KITANO, AYA KOKUMAI, TETSU WATANABE

Banged-up, middle-aged Tokyo yakuza enforcer Murakawa (Kitano) is tired of the mob life, but he takes on a final assignment to quash a gang war in Okinawa that turns into a hideout holiday. Kitano’s reinvention of the yakuza film is a showcase of surreally-tinged set pieces, climaxing in a dazzling shootout, all adding up to the film that established Kitano as the Japanese director of the moment.