My Opinion: 4.2 || And I chose this because? I can’t remember. It kicks off well, but the story becomes increasingly hokey and reliant on cantilevered coincidences. By the last third, it’s very difficult to care what happens.
TITLE: Rusty Knife (Sabita naifu)
DIRECTOR: Toshiro Masuda
LANGUAGE: Japanese | COUNTRY: Japan
PROFILE: Thriller| 90 minutes | IMDb (6.9)
SYNOPSIS (Courtesy of IMDb): Udaka is a new, post-war city where corruption has already taken hold. A persistent district attorney wants to arrest and convict Katsumata, a laughing, self-confident thug. The D.A. gets an anonymous letter about the suicide five years’ before of a city council member. Evidence about the case leads the D.A. to Tachibana, struggling to go straight after involvement with the mob and a prison sentence for killing the man responsible for the rape and suicide of his fiancée. One of Tachibana’s friends is…
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