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FULL SYNOPSIS

Following up on his 1995 violent crime-thriller Gonin, Tadashi Ishii adds sex into two-fisted mix of action and bloodlust: instead of a quintet of disenfranchised guys, this go-around features five very angry women. Small factory owner Masamichi Toyama (Ken Ogata) is deeply in debt to the local yakuza. One night, while returning from buying his wife a birthday present, he comes home to find the mobsters demanding payment. They rape his wife and beat him as a warning. The incident drives his wife over the edge: she frantically starts looking for the lost birthday present and then that night hangs herself. Like in the first movie, Toyama sets out to strike bloody revenge against the yakuza office. Meanwhile, the film catches up with four women in similarly desperate straits: Ran (Kimiko Yo), an out of work former owner of a fitness club; Sayuri (Shinobu Otake), an aging hooker with few prospects; Shiho, a housewife who just discovered her husband in mid-philander; and Saki, a low-rung corporate drone who is still traumatized by memories of a childhood rape. The four find themselves in the midst of a daylight robbery of a high-end jewelry store. While the ski-masked thieves busy themselves with grabbing as much loot as possible, the office worker zaps one with a tazer while the housewife bashes another on the head. Chaos breaks out and soon the four, along with a store saleswoman ([[Performer~P223278~Mai Kitajima~maikitajima]]), are fleeing place with jewels in hand. Having laid waste to the Mob lair and still brandishing a bloodied weapon, Toyama staggers to the store, looking to buy his dead wife the diamond ring she longed for, only to get swept up in the melee. Soon Toyama and the five women are fending off vengeful yakuza and enraged jewel thieves. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast

Kimiko Yo
as Ran
Shinobu Otake
as Sayuri
Toshiyuki Nagashima
as Aihara
Yumi Nishiyama
as Shiho
Mai Kitajima
as Chihiro
Ken Ogata
as Toyama Masamichi
Yui Natsukawa
as Saki

Crew

Takashi Ishii
Director
Nobuaki Murooka
Producer
Kazuyoshi Okuyama
Producer
Takashi Ishii
Screenwriter
Yasushi Sasakibara
Cinematographer
Goro Yasukawa
Songwriter
Goro Yasukawa
Composer (Music Score)
Yoshiyuki Okuhara
Editor
Teru Yamazaki
Production Designer
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