Bandai Visual, TV Tokyo, Warner Bros. Pictures Japan, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Office Kitano
Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the faraway powerful Hanabishi. The growing conflict gets out of hand and ignites a ferocious power struggle among the top echelons of the Hanabishi. When eventually Chang's life is endangered, devoted yakuza Otomo returns to Japan to settle things once and for all.
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano launched his directorial career with Violent Cop in 1989, in which he also starred under his performer's name Beat Takeshi. He continued to direct feature films until finally establishing his acclaim as a master filmmaker with HANA-BI, the winner of the Golden Lion at the 1997 Venice Film Festival, which garnered him numerous domestic and international awards.
Beyond Outrage (2012)
Achilles and the Tortoise (2008))
Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007))