Akira (1988)

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Summary:  Tokyo has been destroyed by a psychic explosion, triggering World War III.  A new city is built within its place and named Neo-Tokyo.  By 2019 Neo-Tokyo has grown into a dystopian metropolis, overrun by gang violence and anti-government terrorism. … Continue reading

Sin Nombre (2009)

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Summary:  A Honduran family make the long and dangerous journey to the United States, in hopes of entering as illegal immigrants for a better life.  By jumping trains heading towards Mexico to near the border, they run and hide from officials … Continue reading

The Raid (2011)

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Summary:  An apartment building in Jakarta, Indonesia houses a drug lord and all of his gang.  A S.W.A.T. team breaks into the building on an operation to wipe them out floor by floor, before reaching the boss who resides on the highest level.  Undiscovered, … Continue reading

Ichi the Killer (2001)

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Koroshiya 1 (original title) Summary:  300 million Yen goes missing when a Yakuza boss disappears.  His former aide, Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), rounds up other gang members to seek out what has happened to both the man and the money, believing he is still … Continue reading

The Consequences of Love (2004)

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 Le conseguenze dell’amore (original title)  Summary:  Titta di Girolamo (played by Toni Servillo) is a lonely and secretive businessman living in a hotel in Switzerland and seems to have doing so for the past 8 years.  Divorced and a family who … Continue reading

City of God (2002)

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Cidade de Deus (original title) Summary:  In City of God, Brazil; a boy nicknamed ‘Rocket’ (Alexandre Rodrigues) tells the story which starts with a gang known as ‘the Tender Trio.’  One of the three in this gang is Rocket’s older brother, which is how … Continue reading