Friday, July 17, 2009

Black Angel Collection

R2 Portugal

Black Angel forms the first part of a projected series of films starring its protagonist Ikko, Takashi Ishii's most powerful, fully realised heroine to date. Building on the achievement of the two Gonin films, Ishii continues to explore his distinctive vision of Tokyo as a dark, forbidding technopolis - a city of faceless chrome and marble structures, cold lights and deep shadows...

Takashi Ishii continues to explore the dark side of Tokyo in this sequel to Black Angel. This time Yuki Amami plays Mayu, an assasin, who becomes involved in a tangled web of friendship and revenge that can only end in despair. Ishii's direction makes for a dark, gritty and intense move using violence as an expression of anguish.


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