R | | Action, Crime, Drama
After a botched bank job, a gang takes hostage a Japanese girl on the run from an arranged marriage, and escapes. Their wheel man saves the girl from them and the two go on the run with cops, the gang and her psycho husband on their tail.
When he was invited to join the production, producer Al Clark saw an immediate link between it and his previous film, 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' (1994), despite their obvious differences. "There's something irresistible about placing people in a landscape which they feel does not want them", he mused. "In 'Priscilla', it was two drag queens and a transsexual colliding with too much space. In 'Heaven's Burning', it's a country boy who's lost his bearings in the city and a Japanese couple in a state of complete dislocation. The wife is running away, and in the process, experiencing a deliriously exciting freedom. The husband is in pursuit, and in such pain, that he's acquired a kind of deranged numbness. He is emotionally wounded, but he has decided that revenge does not allow for compassion."
When Yukio accidentally shoots his translator, he is first seen pulling back the slide of his 1911 pistol and the slide locks to the rear. The slide of a 1911 will only lock back if a) the slide lock is pressed up or b) the pistol magazine inserted is empty. Since Yukio knew nothing about firearms it is unlikely he would lock back the slide by himself, so the pistol that accidentally shot his friend was empty of any ammunition.