Ushijima the Loan Shark
闇金ウシジマくん (Yamikin Ushijima-kun)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Based on the 4 million-seller comic series by Shohei Manabe, Ushijima the Loan Shark is a controversial work that shows the harsh reality of social disparity and working poor in contemporary Japan. Jun has expanded his club, Bamps, through broad personal connections. Next, in order to hold the biggest show ever, he visits Cow Cow Finance for an illegal loan--but feeling that Ushijima the loan shark didn't take him seriously, he decides to welsh on the loan. Then, Jun starts to use his girlfriends to make money by selling live tickets. One day, Ushijima is arrested on a charge of blackmail, in a plot laid by Jun... Cut Above Award for Outstanding Debut.
Japan. 2012. 130 min., HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Masatoshi Yamaguchi . With Kento Hayashi, Takayuki Yamada, Yuko Oshima, Asuka Kurosawa, Kyosuke Yabe, Hirofumi Arai.
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