I almost passed this one over, simply because I haven’t heard of the manga or the television program. I’m seriously glad I changed my mind. The teaser trailer for director Masatoshi Yamaguchi’s feature-length crime drama “Ushijima: The Loan Shark” looks pretty interesting. Call me crazy — and I’m sure that you will — but I’m getting a weird Miike vibe from this one. Not his good stuff, mind you, but the V-cinema crap that nobody ever talks about. Then again, I might just be tired.
Here’s what the film is all about:
Mirai Suzuki (Yuko Oshima) becomes responsible for her mother’s debt, which is owed to loan shark Kaoru Ushijima (Takayuki Yamada). To begin paying off her mother’s debt, Mirai begins working at a dating cafe. Meanwhile, Jun (Kento Hayashi) is the ambitious and greedy company president for an event group. To borrow money, Jun visits Kaukau Finance owned by Kaoru Ushijima but when he is turned down he hatches an evil plot to get his revenge.
Star Takayuki Yamada is reprising his role from the television series, which is pretty good news for fans of the show. “Ushijima: The Loan Shark” opens in Japan on August 25th, 2012. You can find that trailer nestled below. I seriously hope you don’t have to be familiar with the show to enjoy the movie. Because that would really suck.
Via : Far East Films