"Graveyard of Honor"
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Kinji Fukasaku presents one of his most bleak and
violent depictions of Japan's yakuza underworld in this highly stylized
character study, based on a true story. In one brutal scene after another,
Fukasaku charts the downward spiral of a sociopathic loser, played by
Tetsuya Watari, who desperately tries to succeed as a yakuza gangster. With
each destructive action, he not only subverts the norms of traditional
society, but also trangresses the codes of the yakuza with a nihilistic
zeal. Japanese with English subtitles. 93 minutes.