Boiling Point

Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Film Movement Classics
1990
97 Minutes
Japan
Japanese
Asian, Thriller, Action, Crime, Classics
Not Rated

In enfant terrible Takeshi Kitano’s explosive second feature film, Masaki (Yûrei Yanagi) is an unassuming gas station attendant and amateur baseball player for underdog team The Eagles. After he enrages a local yakuza, setting off a feud between the gangsters and his coach, Masaki heads to Okinawa on a haphazard quest for guns with his friend Kazuo (Dancan). There they are befriended by the uber-eccentric yakuza boss Uehara (played by Kitano), who initiates them into the strange and brutal world of organized crime.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Takeshi Kitano
  • Starring: Takeshi Kitano

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  • "A work of varied and strange miracles."
    Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
  • "I can think of no working director who uses stillness as gracefully and effectively as Takeshi Kitano."
    Sean Axmaker, Seattle Weekly
Official Selection
Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival