Last updated January 23, 2019
When even schoolchildren begin to abuse a system on the verge of social collapse, the Japanese government introduces a strict new punishment whereby randomly chosen students are taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death.
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Writer, director and actor Takeshi "Beat" Kitano returns to his roots in this gripping gangster drama that details the intense rivalry between two powerful yakuza syndicates and the efforts of a small crew to prevent a full-blown war from erupting.
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Mob boss Murakawa (Takeshi Kitano) aims to merge his factions of power as he gets closer to middle age. His boss has the perfect assignment for him: to serve as mediator in a town where some of the gang's divisions have become uncooperative with one another. Murakawa fears that he's being forced out of the organization -- and realizes just how right he was when he's suddenly forced into a deadly ambush.
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Set in a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, this drama from director Nagisa Ôshima examines the unlikely relationship between British prisoner Maj. Celliers (David Bowie) and the camp's Japanese commandant Capt. Yonoi (Ryuichi Sakamoto). As Yonoi develops an obsession with Celliers, Allied captive Col. Lawrence (Tom Conti) works with chief guard Sgt. Hara (Takeshi "Beat" Kitano) to protect the POWs from rape and other abuses.
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