You can watch the film anytime during the festival (June 5th - 27th) however there is 48 hour viewing period after you initially click “play”.
Award-winning director Fujii’s (The Journalist) intense crime drama follows a yakuza member’s brutal rise through the ranks over a period of 20 years, eventually becoming the head of his own family.
In 1999 Yamamoto’s father dies of a drug overdose and in desperation he joins the Yakuza. There he meets gang boss Shibasaki and the two develop a father-son relationship. Over time the bond is strained as Yamamoto struggles to balance ambition and loyalty.
A fast-paced, violent character study and one of the best yakuza films of the 2000s.
*WARNING: CONTAINS SCENES OF A VIOLENT NATURE; SUGGESTED FOR ADULT AUDIENCES
MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR MICHIHITO FUJII
Ⓒ2021 “A Family” Film Partners