Ishii Takashi at IFFR
Modern, hard and surprising Japanse gangster film. With a surprise in the tail: Kitano 'Beat' Takeshi!
Displaying graphic flair and visual terror, this Yakuza film is an sequel to cult film Gonin.
The Black Angel Vol.2
Part two of Ishii's 'film noir' series is about the hit-woman Mayo who has to kill a powerful Yakuza gang leader. With brilliant acting by the three protagonists and visually stunning action scenes.
If the original Gonin was the Titanic of Yakuza movies, Ishii Takashi’s twenty-years-later sequel brings the tangle of reckless attacks, jealousies and resentments bang up to date. A stylish, all-star, ultra-hard-boiled vision of 'Yakuza DNA'.