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Tokyo Tribe 18 rating

Sion Sono's unique brand of subversive cinema explodes onscreen once again with this ingenious hybrid of Yakuza gang action and hip-hop musical.

Action and Adventure 2014 116 mins

Director: Sion Sono

Overview

Sion Sono's unique brand of subversive cinema explodes onscreen once again with this ingenious hybrid of Yakuza gang action and hip-hop musical. Set in an undisclosed future, Tokyo is ruled by several street gangs, each of whom stick to their own territory. But when the Mushashino Saru tribe intrude on the Wu-Ronz turf all hell breaks loose, leading two former best friends, Kai and Mera, to find themselves pitted against each other as violence erupts among the warring communities. Based on the popular Manga series and told almost entirely in rap verse, Toko Tribe has to be seen to be believed. Sono's film is a loud and vibrant assault on the senses, sometimes crass, sometimes violent, and always able to take you completely by surprise. You have been warned.