Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Japanese auteur Seijin Suzuki directs yakuza icon Akira Kobayashi in this typically stylish tale of a feared bodyguard caught in the middle of a deadly battle between two powerful crime bosses. Katsuta (Kobayashi) works for Izu, and when overly-ambitious rival boss Yoshida makes a desperate power play, Katsuta is obligated by oath and honor to defend his boss to the death. Though his mission is clear, the sudden appearance of a seductive femme fatale from Katsuda's past finds his lust threatening to overtake his loyalty.
bodyguard, boss [employer], debt, prostitute/prostitution, gambling