Kazuya SHIRAISHI 白石和彌

The Blood Of Wolves


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Hiroshima 1988: Rookie policeman Hioka is partnered with Ogami (Koji YAKUSHO), a hardboiled cop who could easily be confused with yakuza gangsters. Soon doubts arise about which side of the law Ogami is on. This spiritual successor to Kinji FUKASAKU’s legendary BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY is an uncompromising and bloody homage that lives up to the legacy of the original.

Koro no chi

Japan 2018

126 minutes


Junya IKEGAMI based on a novel by Yuko YUZUKI

Takahiro HAIBARA

About Kazuya SHIRAISHI

Kazuya SHIRAISHI, born in Hokkaido Prefecture in 1974, worked as an assistant director for Koji WAKAMATSU, Isao YUKISADA and Isshin INUDO. LOST PARADISE IN TOKYO (2010) was his directorial debut. His films have been shown at the most important international film festivals and have won numerous awards. The Nippon Connection Film Festival has screened many of his films, such as BIRDS WITHOUT NAMES (2017 / NC ’18), THE BLOOD OF WOLVES (2018 / NC ’19), DARE TO STOP US (2018 / NC ’19) and LAST OF THE WOLVES (2021 / NC ’22).

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