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Takeshi Kitano's early masterpiece,
This review is from: Boiling Point  [DVD] (DVD)
I first saw this film by mistake, about six years ago. A friend of mine bought it thinking it was a John Woo style HK action film. Despite the geographical similarity nothing could be further from the truth, Boiling Point is a wonderfully dark, brutal and often disturbingly funny Japanese gangster film, about the exploits of a young loser attempting to buy a gun in order to avenge his humiliation at the the hands of the local Yakuza. Thats about all there is to the plot, as with all Kitano's films its more about atmosphere and emotion than uneccessarily convoluted plot and million dollar CGI effects and stunts. I can't recomend Boiling Point enough, along with Kitanos more recent Brother and films like Ring, Audition and Battle Royale, Japan is currently making some of the best films in the world.