Director: Yoshiki TAKAHASHI (Co-Screenwriter: Cold Fish)
Cast: Yohta KAWASE (Shin Godzilla) / Ryuju KOBAYASHI (August in Tokyo) / Aya SAIKI / Eita OKUNO /
Shohei MATSUZAKI / Tomoki KIMURA / Daisuke ASAKURA / Kiyomi ITO / Shoko NAKAHARA /
Manzo SHINRA (Ichi the Killer)
Genre: Action / Thriller
Theatrical Release in Japan: Summer 2022
[2022 / Color / HD / 1:2.35 / 5.1ch / 100 min. / Japanese with English subtitles]
Middle-aged detective Fukama has a bad habit of going violent when enraged. Although this quirk served his unorthodox approach to cleaning up the streets, repeated scandals - and even a death - have led to his being reprimanded and sent overseas for treatment.
A few years later, before his treatment is complete, Fukama is recalled to Japan. Once back, he is shocked to find his town has undergone a disturbing makeover. The somewhat vulgar drinking dives he frequented with friends have all been shut down, and brazen vigilante groups made up of "concerned citizens" patrol the streets to keep the "undesirable elements" in line. When Fukama discovers the truth behind this so-called safe and secure town, a long-forgotten flame of anger begins to flicker within him.
Yoshiki Takahashi was born in Tokyo in 1969. He studied Western philosophy at Waseda University until dropping out. Turning his attention to film criticism, Takashi went on to become a vibrant voice in the field, appearing numerous times on national television and radio. Additionally, much of Takahashi’s writing on film has been printed in the popular movie magazine “Eiga Hiho.”
Takahashi has written numerous books on cinema and cinema culture, titles of his include: “Escape From Sympathy By The Devil,” “Odd Cinema Review,” and “An Analysis of the Technical Evolution of the Dark Side of Disney Cinema.” As a translator, his output includes “Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema” and “Burning Man Art On Fire.” As a subtitle writer, he has provided the Japanese translations for “Iron Sky” (D: Timo Vuorensola, 2012) and its sequel “Iron Sky: The Coming Race (D: Timo Vuorensola, 2019), as well as “The Sacrament” (D: Ti West, 2013).
A working graphic designer and art director since the 1990s, Takahashi has designed innumerable book covers, CD, DVD, and Blu-ray covers; he has also created theatrical movie posters and title designs for motion pictures. His posters for domestic Japanese releases include “Yattaman” (D: Takashi Miike, 2009), “The Machine Girl” (D: Norobu Iguchi, 2008), “Garo: Red Requiem” (D: Keita Amemiya, 2010), and his designs for western releases include the Rob Zombie films: “House Of 1000 Corpses” (2003), “The Lords of Salem” (2012), and “31” (2016). Other titles include “Texas Chainsaw 3D” (D: John Luessenhop, 2013) and “68 Kill” (D: Trent Haaga, 2017).
Takahashi’s work as a director includes the short film “Bailout” (2011).
“Rageaholic” marks his debut as a feature film director.
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