“Shiraishi is not only able to confront the spectator with the perverse side-effects of a patriarchal phallic societal Other – i.e. male opportunism, but also reveals, in an extremely moving finale, that even within such problematic Other love remains a possibility.”
With his poetic sensitivity, Sang-il Lee delivers a rich tapestry of genuine emotionality and a powerful affirmation of the fact that the affirmation of the subject lies beyond the field of understanding.
Yoshida’s narrative hits all the right emotional notes for the audience and that its message will long linger in the spectator’s mind.
“Kazuya Shiraishi delivers, with his sequel, another amazing and highly entertaining yakuza/police thriller.”
A highly relevant narrative that succeeds in underlining the importance of fighting against a-moral system of media manipulation.
“One of the best and most entertaining Yakuza/police thrillers in years.”