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After yakuza boss Kurata dissolves his own criminal empire, a rival kingpin offers a position to Kurata's top operative, Tetsuya "Phoenix Tetsu" Hondo. When the fiercely loyal Tetsu declines, Otsuka taps unstoppable Tatsuzo the "Viper", a ruthless gun-for-hire, to assassinate him. As the Viper trails his target through the countryside, the agile Phoenix Tetsu grows concerned that one of his former...

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Directed by

Seijun Suzuki

Written by

Kōhan Kawauchi (Screenplay)

Runtime

83 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Cast

Keywords

yakuza hitman tokyo, japan 1960s japanese new wave japanese noir

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