|A Certain Killer|
Directed by: MORI Kazuo
Starring: ICHIKAWA Raizo, NOGAWA Yumiko, NARITA Mikio
Mori Kazuo's stylish adaptation of a hard-boiled crime novel, The Night Before, by Fujiwara Shinji, stars Ichikawa Raizo, with the exquisite camerawork of Miyagawa Kazuo and a script by Masumura Yasuzo.
A Certain Killer is a dark, nihilistic thriller in the "Le Samourai" vein, with Ichikawa as a former kamikaze, now a taciturn restaurant chef, who is gradually revealed to be moonlighting as a hitman for two yakuza clans. Raizo gives a memorable performance.
1967 Color REMASTERED ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9) 82 min.
Japanese with English Subtitles.