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Blood and Bones
(血と骨 (Chi to hone))

Yoichi Sai

Blood and Bones paints an unflinching portrait of a man struggling to make a name for himself in a foreign country and the web of turmoil his wife, mistress, children, relatives and all those around him are drawn into.

In 1923, Shun-pei Kim (legendary Japanese actor ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano) leaves Cheju, an isolated island in the far South of Korea, for Osaka, Japan, dreaming of making his fortune. Contrary to his hopes, waiting for him in Japan is a brutal life of discrimination and hard labour. With remarkable physical strength, cunning and ruthlessness, Shun-pei overcomes the odds to open a kamaboko (steamed fish cake) factory, which before long is a success. However, with no limit to his obsession for money, Shun-pei gradually transforms himself into a ruthless loan shark.