Sanctuary (1996)

R+ 05/01/1996 (JP) AnimationCrimeDrama 1h 7m
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Two friends. Two destinies. One Japan.


Two Japanese survivors of the Khmer Rouge massacres in Cambodia vow to find a sanctuary, even if they have to build it themselves. Returning to Japan, they take seemingly opposite paths: one becomes a politician, the other a gangster. As Asami and Houjou work through the linked worlds of politics and crime in modern Japan, they don't hesitate to do anything necessary to secure their own positions and stay true to their vow. Loyal to no one else, they find their friendship increasingly tested as they rise in their chosen fields.

  1. Takashi Watanabe


  2. Kenishi Terada


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kazuhiro Nakata

    Kazuhiro Nakata

    Chiaki Asami

  2. Takaya Hashi

    Takaya Hashi


  3. Takeshi Watabe

    Takeshi Watabe

    Norimoto Isaoka

  4. Show Hayami

    Show Hayami

    Akira Hōjō

  5. Masako Katsuki

    Masako Katsuki

    Hojo's Lover

  6. Masaaki Okabe

    Shuichi Sakura

  7. Shigezô Sasaoka


  8. Masaharu Sato

    Masaharu Sato


  9. Tomokazu Seki

    Tomokazu Seki

    Reiji Tashiro

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Original Title サンクチュアリ

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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