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Saki Takaoka in Young Thugs: Nostalgia

Young Thugs: Nostalgia

1998 NR

In this sequel to Young Thugs: Innocent Blood, Riichi, a resilient sixth-grader, endures seemingly endless battles with local punks. At home, he copes with his overstressed, dysfunctional family. Riichi's innocence quickly erodes en route to an absurd, comical adulthood. Director Takashi Miike's peripatetic camera angles and nonstop action and bloodshed make this thriller an exhilarating ride.