A new film by Takashi Miike. The story has two main gangs living in a small town knowing of “pot of gold”. Neither gang will leave until they have found the treasure. A stranger comes to the town to offer his services to which ever gang will offer more of the earnings.
If you’re a Miike fan, this film will not disappoint. His constant genre switching attributes make him one of the most versatile directors around. The main concern is story. Basically, there isn’t much. The violence and choreography throughout the film does make up for this. Miike might just be trying to prove that story isn’t always the most important (Which it is), but also that you can take the audience out of it until the end, when everyone is asking what was it about? I have enjoyed Audition and Ichi the Killer, and this one didn’t disappoint.