Sonatine

(1993)

Overview

Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans is insignificant and whilst wondering why he was sent to Okinawa at all, Murakawa's headquarters are bombed and he and his gang are ambushed in a bar.

  1. Takeshi Kitano

    Author, Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Takeshi Kitano

    Takeshi Kitano

    Aniki Murakawa

  2. Aya Kokumai

    Aya Kokumai

    Miyuki

  3. Tetsu Watanabe

    Tetsu Watanabe

    Uechi

  4. Masanobu Katsumura

    Masanobu Katsumura

    Ryoji

  5. Susumu Terajima

    Susumu Terajima

    Ken

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Sonatine
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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 10, 1993
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 34m

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