Ichi The Killer (2001)


Takashi Miike


Nao Omori, Tadanobu Asano


Ichi is a simplistic killer for a yakuza gang. Ultra-violence in the quirky Miike style, live-action Manga..


Takashi Miike has directed more than 60 films in his short career, and this is one of the finest. An attempt to create a live-action Manga film, which succeeds pretty well due to the stylised violence and fast-action direction that is clearly a development of earlier Miike techniques.

Rating: 9 / 10