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Films By Miike Takashi

DEAD OR ALIVE (Miike Takashi, 1999)
One of the most formidable jolts to the Yakuza genre in the past decade. Dead or Alive has already left audiences gulping and gasping at Tokyo, Vancouver and Seattle Film Festivals. Surreal visions o… Read more

DEAD OR ALIVE 2: BIRDS (Miike Takashi, 2001)
Dead or Alive 2: Birds, is far from a traditional sequel. Mizuki, a crack hitman fond of painfully loud shirts, is hired by an enigmatic magician played by Shinya Tsukamoto, director of the Tetsuo fi… Read more

GOZU (Miike Takashi, 2003)
This Cannes Directors' Fortnight selection relates the story of Ozaki, a senior Japanese gangster whose increasingly peculiar behaviour is beginning to worry his Yakuza superiors. When Ozaki interrup… Read more

GRAVEYARD OF HONOUR (Miike Takashi, 2004)
Graveyard of Honour (Shin Jingi No Hakaba)JapanWhen a lone gunman walks into a Tokyo restaurant and begins gunning down the yakuza clientele, lowly dishwasher Rikuo Ishimatsu coolly walks through a h… Read more

Izo (Miike Takashi, 2004)
Since his [Audition] (MIFF 00), Miike Takashi has gained a cult following in the West, and [Izo] is sure to compound his reputation. [Izo] confounds easy description, and even Miike says of the film:… Read more

ONE MISSED CALL (Miike Takashi, 2004)
One Missed Call (Chakushin Ari) JapanYoko receives a voicemail message dated three days in the future, which consists of screams that sound suspiciously like her own. Three days later, at the exact t… Read more

THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS (Miike Takashi, 2001)
An hilariously chaotic reinterpretation of macabre MIFF 1999 comedy The Quiet Family. Miike Takashi dispenses with guns and gangsters, disappearing into the hills to hire a room with a cursed Japanes… Read more

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