Ichi the Killer Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Omori, Shinya Tsukamoto

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Based on the manga "Koroshiya 1" by Hideo Yamamoto, ICHI THE KILLER is a movie directed by Takashi Miike in 2001.
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The yakuza boss Anjo has been savagely murdered in his apartment. His first lieutenant, the sadistic Kakihara, will use torture and molestation in order to obtain informations about his boss's murderer. He won't hesitate to torture one of the yakuza bosses after having listened to a simple rumour. Insensible to pain, Kakihara is sexually aroused when it comes to inflicting pain to others.

Anjo has been killed by a mentally disturbed young man, Ichi, who's manipulated by Jiji, a yakuza working for a rival gang. Ichi is convinced to to kill the bad guys of Tokyo. He will, literally speaking, exterminate one by one the remaining members of the Anjo gang.

ICHI THE KILLER has almost unbearable scenes of torture and gore.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of story:    -   molestation    -   really kinky sex!!! Criminal enemy is...    -   Asian crime gangs If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese Unusual characteristics    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   boiling    -   frying (cooking)    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations Is this movie based on a    -   comics

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