Directed by Masahiro Shinoda
Upon release from prison for murder, a mobster gets
involved in a destructive relationship with a woman that leads him back to
his prior life. The doomed love and the mobster's existential dilemmas in
the subterranean gloom of Tokyo's underworld are made brilliant through
Masahiro Shinoda's stunning visual style and Masao Kosugi's stark
black-and-white photography. One of cinema's finest yakuza films. Japanese with English subtitles. 96 minutes.