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Yakuza Apocalypse

(Gokudou daisensou)

Year 2015
Runtime 125 mins
Language Japanese
Subtitles English

Akira Kageyama (Hayato Ichihara) is unpopular among his fellow yakuza underlings for his fear of pain, but he is fiercely loyal to their boss, the legendary Genyo Kamiura (Lily Franky).

In the ruthless underground world of the yakuza crime organization, no one is more feared than boss Kamiura. Seemingly invincible and ageless, the truth is he is secretly a vampire. Ultimately, assassins come for Kamiura and he is killed, with Kageyama becoming a vampire who must avenge his boss’s death while gaining the respect of the underworld.

By prolific and controversial Japanese action director Takashi Miike (ICHI THE KILLER), this film ranks as one of the strangest of the strange by combining Japan’s criminal underworld with murderous bloodsucking creatures, gangsters, earthquakes, volcanoes, monsters, martial arts, and even a yakuza knitting circle.


Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Cannes Film Festival 2015
Takashi Miike
Yoshinori Chiba, Shin'ichirô Masuda, Shinjiro Nishimura, Misako Saka
Yoshitaka Yamaguchi
Yayan Ruhian, Rirî Furankî, Mio Yûki