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Hard Romanticker (DVD)

Directed by : Gu Su-Yeon
Available Date : 03/10/2020
Release Year : 2011
Running Time : 109
UPC : 854555004026
Country : Japan
Language: Japanese w/English subtitles
Subject : Asian Cinema & Culture
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Based on director Gu Su-yeon's autobiographical novel, Hard Romanticker is a spectacularly violent gangster movie that delivers its story with equal amounts of style and carnage.

Dripping James Dean-like cool, bleach blond Gu (Shota Matsuda) is a young, cocky Korean-Japanese hoodlum living in Japan. When someone accidentally kills the grandmother of a ruthless rival thug, Gu soon finds himself on the receiving end as he becomes the target for bloody, even deadly, revenge. And it doesn't help that the police are on his tail as well. What's a snarly, cigarette-puffing thug to do? With tons of ultra-violence, rampaging youths and nihilistic retribution, Hard Romanticker is a sort of a modern-day A Clockwork Orange-yakuza style.

Product Extras :

• 8-page collector's booklet that includes an essay on Hard Romanticker, a study of Toei Studios' yakuza films by Japanese cinema epxert Patrick Macias and a gallery of original Toei film posters

• Trailer

Publish Date : 2013-05-01
  • Gu Su-Yeon - Director
  • Shôta Matsuda - Actor
  • Kento Nagayama - Actor
  • Atsurô Watabe - Actor
  • Tokio Emoto - Actor


"Stylishly bloody and brutal...a cool updating of the gang film genre." - Screen Daily

"An assault of the senses...the best youth violence film from Japan in recent years." -

"Cockily amoral and unsparingly violent..." - Variety

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