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"In Japan there are two things you shouldn't question: the emperor and the police," says the film's protagonist, Takeda, a loyal detective who is seduced into an organized drug ring involving Japan's entire police department. Over three hours long, this film is fast-paced and full of astounding performances and a gritty attitude. This riveting commentary on law enforcement's abuse of power, the media's complete obedience and unquestioning public compliance was finally released in Japan after a four-year controversy.
2008, 195 minutes, DVcam. Directed by Gen Takahashi. With Shun Sugata, Hironobu Nomura and Harumi Inoue and Gen Idemitsu.