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Japan, 2001
Directed by Takashi Miike
Based on the manga series by Hideo Yamamoto
With Tadanobu Asano, Nao Omori
Approx. 130 min. DCP restoration.

“Miike shoots ICHI like a comic — bold, harsh camera angles and shots with distorted depth-of-field — the approach rendered all the more energetic thanks to the heap of extravagant violence. But underneath the spillage and flow of this gonzo activity, Miike layers a blood-stained commentary on a toxic world in which men offer protection to men but really end up dooming them to exist within a spasmodic, shambolic, and hypermasculine sphere of violence.” – Tanner Tafelski, The Village Voice

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