1991-2000AsianCrimeJapanTakashi Miike

Takashi Miike – Naniwa Yuukyoden AKA Osaka Tough Guys (1995)

Regarded as a milestone in cult maestro Takashi Miike’s career, Osaka Tough Guys (Naniwa Yuukyôden) is the bridge between his work as an apprentice director and as an auteur. It also displays the two distinct themes that he would explore in later work.

Here, bonded together for the one and only time is an affectionate look at late youth that he would later develop (Young Thugs) together with the magic realist dive into yakuza life and rituals (Full Metal Yakuza, Fudoh) for which he is best known. When two street punks, Makoto and Eiji, run out of drinking money, it seems they have no choice but to look for work. But when they find an extremely well-paid job that requires no experience, they don’t realize that they’re about to be conscripted into the yakuza!

700MB | 1h 41mn | 608×320 | avi



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