Bullet Ballet (1998)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Shinya Tsukamoto wrote, produced, directed, edited and stars in this Japanese thriller. Goda (Tsukamoto) grieves over the suicide of his lover (Kyoka Suzuki), wondering if he might bear some responsibility. Failing to acquire a gun, he wanders Tokyo streets, meets Chisato (Kirina Mano), and is beaten by her street-gang associates. He sets out for revenge -- only to receive more beatings from the gang. Made in black and white, Bullet Ballet was shown at the 1998 Venice Film Festival and the 1998 Toronto Film Festival.

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gangster, grief, injury, lover, on-the-run, revenge, suicide