Tengoku No Daizai (1992)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

This crime and adventure drama was clearly made for local Japanese consumption, because its Japanese hero faces as dastardly a crew of evil foreigners as ever graced a soundstage: Chinese in all shapes and sizes, blacks, Arabs, Southeast Asians, and even a few European types. Japan's Korean minority seems to have been omitted from the criminal line-up this time around. In the story, a district attorney who loses the protection of her boss after ending her affair with him is kidnapped by a vengeful criminal and saved by an Arab drug-lord (Omar Sharif, handling his Japanese dialogue fluently). In this convoluted story, the two of them wind up near Vancouver while on the run from the Chinese tongs.