"Period Drama" Yakuza
What sets this movie apart from all the other millions of Yakuza movies out there is the setting - 1950's Japan. "Ando Gumi Gaiden" is the story of the rise and fall of the Ando yakuza gang, led by a quiet and intimidating Watanabe Hiroyuki as Noboru Ando, the leader, and second in command, played with overboard attitude by Aikawa Sho, is Kei Hanagata, the fearless, brutal, and by the end of the movie, probably crazy, gangster who can get hit, punched, stabbed or shot, and all it does is make him mad. Although the unrealistic antics of Aikawa Sho's character work against the movie, a vaguely interesting plot, an impressive and imposing Watanabe hiroyuki, and the fact that the movie takes place in the more colorful and interesting 1950's Japan help to set this movie apart from the rest.
- Sep 14, 2004
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