The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode (1974)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this violent and morally ambiguous crime drama from master genre filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku, Takeda (Akira Kobayashi), a longtime leader of one of Hiroshima's Yakuza families (the Japanese Mafia), attempts to resolve the longtime war between various mob factions by reshaping his organization into a political organization that would be both powerful and legal. But not all of Takeda's men take to this new way of doing things, and a rash act by one veteran gangster (Jo Shishido) leads to a final turf war between the families. Jingi Naki Tatakai: Kanketsu-Hen (aka Yakuza Papers, Vol. 5: Final Episode) was the last film in the landmark series Fukasaku began with Jingi Naki Tatakai.

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gangster, gang-war, Japan, Mafia, organized-crime