Monk Seigen grew up as a lonely child. Chaste and frustrated, he boldly steps out of his shell when he rescues Misako, the daughter of an area yakuza boss who was being abused by some local thugs. The two soon find themselves in a desperate race for their lives. In a shocking twist, Seigen learns that he might be related to Misako, plunging him into the dark abyss of criminality and sin. With a screenplay by famed Zigeunerweisen writer Youzou Tanaka, Yakuza Justice: Erotic Code of Honor is one of director Kumashiro’s most satisfying and visually unique works, ripe with strange yakuza and Buddhist customs, beautiful locations, and featuring a sordid and doomed love-hate relationship at its heart.
Original Languages: Japanese
Running Time: 84 min.