|Ichi the Killer|
Love really hurts.
|Title||Ichi the Killer|
|Directed by||Takashi Miike|
|Written by|| Hideo Yamamoto|
|Produced by||Albert Yeung; Toyoyuki Yokohama; Dai Miyazaki; Elliot Tong; Akiko Funatsu|
|Music by||Karera Musication; Seiichi Yamammoto|
|Edited by||Yasushi Shimamura|
|Distributed by||Omega Project; Star Max; Media Blasters|
|Release date(s)||September 14th, 2001|
|Running time||129 min.|
|Followed by||1-Ichi (2003)|
Ichi the Killer (殺し屋１, Koroshiya Ichi) is a 2001 Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike, based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga series of the same name. After his boss is brutally murdered, a masochistic gangster named Kakihara embarks on a blood hunt for a mysterious killer known only as "Ichi". After sifting through piles of mutilated bodies, the trail ends on a tormented youngster whose shy demeanor hides a disturbed passion.
|Suzuki Matsuo||Jirô / Saburô|
|Moro Morooka||Coffee shop manager|
|Hôka Kinoshita||Sailor's lover|
|Yoshiyuki Morishita||Pub patron|
|Setchin Kawaya||Pub proprietor|
|Yuki Kazamatsuri||Yakuza girl|
|Sakichi Satô||Man kicking Ichi|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The original Japanese title for this film is Koroshiya 1.
- Based on the manga Ichi the Killer by Hideo Yamamoto.
- A documentary about the film called The Cult of Ichi was made in 2007.
See also Edit
External Links Edit
- Ichi the Killer at Wikipedia
- Ichi the Killer at Metacritic
- Ichi the Killer at AllRovi.com
- Ichi the Killer at Rotten Tomatoes
- Ichi the Killer at the Asian Media Wiki