Boiling Point

Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano
Film Movement Classics
1990
97 Minutes
Japan
Japanese
Asian, Thriller, Action, Crime, Classics
Not Rated
Screening Formats:
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.85
Sound: Stereo 2.0
Theatrical booking
Maxwell Wolkin
maxwell@filmmovement.com
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
erin@filmmovement.com
Materials and print traffic
Erin Farrell
erin@filmmovement.com

Synopsis

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.