Bad CityJapan, 2022 : Alberta Premiere
A deadly struggle for survival unfolds between the Korean mafia and the yakuza in this high-action Japanese gangster film.
Kaiko City is plagued with poverty and crime. When a corrupt businessman decides to run for mayor and starts eliminating opponents from the rival mafia, Torada, a former police captain serving time for murder, is secretly released and put in charge of a special task force to arrest him. As Torada and his team, all selected from the violent crime investigation division, investigate the mafia, yakuza, financial conglomerates, prosecutors and other powerful organizations, they gradually uncover the true evil and the traitor behind the crimes, and a deadly struggle for survival unfolds.
Fantastic Fest 2022
Kensuke Sonomura, a household name in the Asian action film industry, has been on a roll with a career in mostly stunts since 2004, with series credits like HiGH&LOW: THE STORY OF SWORD and the Netflix series NOWHERE MAN, and films such as Tatsuya Mariko’s DESTRUCTION BABIES, Takanori Tsujimoto’s RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA, John Woo’s MANHUNT and Hugo Sakamoto’s BABY ASSASSINS.
press for Bad City
"All the nuance is in the grace of the fight scenes, as lovingly choreographed as a production of Swan Lake."- Guardian
"A reminder that when it comes to extreme and exquisite violence, Asian cinema is still the standard bearer."- Flickering Myth