Another Lonely Hitman (1995)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Gangster Film  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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This noirish Japanese yakuza (gangster) drama, follows the exploits of a laconic hit man Tachibana, who loses face during the killing of rival gang leader when he accidentally wounds the gang- leader's daughter. Because of this he serves 10 years and upon his release is returned to a dramatically changed Japan. Now most of the yakuza activities involve drug dealing, pornography, and real estate. It all totally offends his old-fashioned code of honor and he makes this known to his fellow gang mates who placate him by giving him money and his own personal hooker. Yuki is good at what she does, but when Tachibana learns that she is hooked on drugs, as he once was, he tries to get her to rehabilitate.

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gangster, Japanese [nationality], hitman, mistake, honor [integrity], prison, prostitute/prostitution, bad-guy-turns-good, drugs, pornography