We are heading towards Planet IFFR at high velocity. Major Tiger occasionally gets into contact with Ground Control to report on what he sees through his telescope. Today: the 8th Tiger Teaser, again a sneak preview of the programme for IFFR 2017. This time an uproariously funny and deliriously energetic, gross-out action comedy in which we find a toilet plunger used as a weapon.
We're talking about the latest film by Japan’s cult master Miike Takashi, in which undercover agent Reiji (from The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, IFFR 2014) finds himself under the neon lights of Hong Kong in his return to the big screen: The Mole Song - Hong Kong Capriccio.
From the opening scene where undercover agent Reiji is clinging for his life onto a flying helicopter naked, we know that we’re in for a rip-roaring ride in the reliable hands of Miike Takashi. The deranged action-comedy by the renowned cult master is his second adaptation of Takahashi Noboru’s hit manga series. In his return to the screen, Reiji finds himself second-in-command and the boss’ bodyguard for the yakuza gang that he infiltrated. His shiny suit disguise is so good, in fact, that the police think he has turned and he is now a wanted man. Still, he is his usual self: his heart remains devoted to justice and his libido still cripples him from non-stop desire. As the gang deals with traitors and an impinging Chinese syndicate, the stakes have been considerably raised for Reiji. As the Hong Kong-set hyper-drive crescendo takes place, he has more than his own privates to protect.