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Genre  Action, Drama, Fantasy
Music director  Koji Endo
6.2/10 IMDb

Director  Takashi Miike
Initial DVD release  November 11, 2005 (Spain)
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Language  Japanese English
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Writer  Shigenori Takechi (screenplay)
Release date  21 August 2004 (Japan)
Cast  Kazuya Nakayama (Okada Izo), Kaori Momoi, Ryuhei Matsuda (Ryuuhei Matsuda), Hiroki Matsukata, Ryôsuke Miki, Masumi Okada
Similar movies  The Devil's Backbone, John Wick, Looper, The Hunting Party, Act of Vengeance, Knock Knock
Tagline  The world never can be changed.

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IZO is a 2004 Japanese film, directed by Takashi Miike. The main character of the film is Izo Okada (1832–1865), the historical samurai and assassin in 19th century Japan who was tortured and executed by beheading in Tosa.

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Izo appeared previously in Hideo Gosha's Hitokiri (1969), then played by Shintaro Katsu. However, Miike's portrayal of the character (or rather his spirit) transcends reality (and time and space) and is more of a surrealist exposé of Izo's exceedingly bloody yet philosophical encounters in an afterlife heavy on symbolism, occasionally interrupted by stock footage of World War II accompanied by acid-folk singer Kazuki Tomokawa on guitar. Kazuya Nakayama plays Izo and the many characters he encounters on his journey include figures played by Takeshi Kitano and Bob Sapp.

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Cast

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  • Kazuya Nakayama - Okada Izo
  • Kaori Momoi
  • Ryuhei Matsuda
  • Ryôsuke Miki
  • Yuya Uchida
  • Masumi Okada
  • Hiroki Matsukata
  • Hiroshi Katsuno
  • Masato
  • Bob Sapp
  • Takeshi Caesar
  • Takeshi Kitano
  • Daijiro Harada
  • Renji Ishibashi
  • Mickey Curtis
  • Kazuki Tomokawa
  • Hiroyuki Nagato
  • Susumu Terajima
  • Ken Ogata
  • Awards

    Izo was awarded the best Special Effects prize at the Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival.

    References

    Izo Wikipedia
    Izo IMDbIzo Amazon.comIzo themoviedb.org


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