THE BLOOD OF WOLVES Info and Photos from Toei
Source: Toei Co., Ltd.
Official Site: korou.jp (Japan)
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Toei has provided press notes and high-res photos from THE BLOOD OF WOLVES (孤狼の血, Korou no Chi). Kazuya Shiraishi (THE DEVIL’S PATH, TWISTED JUSTICE) directs the feature film adaptation of Yuzuki Yuko’s novel by the same title. Cops go up against the yakuza gangs while the gangs engage in violent in-fighting, set in Hiroshima in the days before the anti-organized crime law went into effect.
1988, Hiroshima. Hioka (Tori Matsuzaka) gets assigned to the second investigative unit under Ogami (Koji Yakusho), a detective rumored to have mob ties, and he is put in charge of the missing persons case for an employee at a yakuza-affiliated finance company. Hioka confronts ruthless gang thugs while harboring doubts about the law-breaking Ogami.
Japanese Theatrical Release: May 12, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 126 Minutes
Shogo Ogami: Koji Yakusho
Shuichi Hioka: Tori Matsuzaka
Rikako Takagi: Yoko Maki
Takafumi Takasaka: Shido Nakamura
Kosuke Nozaki: Yutaka Takenouchi
Ginji Takii: Pierre Taki
Shohei Ikago: Renji Ishibashi
Moritaka Ichinose: Yosuke Eguchi
Daisuke Saga: Kenichi Takito
Shigeru Yoshida: Takuma Otoo
Jiro Uewase: Taro Suruga
Kyoji Nagakawa: Tomoya Nakamura
Keiji Tomotake: Kenichi Yajima
Hideo Doi: Tomorowo Taguchi
Momoko Okada: Junko Abe
Director: Kazuya Shiraishi
Original Story: Blood of the Wolf by Yuko Yuzuki (Published by Kadokawa Bunko)
Screenplay: Junya Ikegami
Producer: Kazuto Amano
Production Design: Tsutomu Imamura
Cinematographer: Takahiro Haibara
Lighting: Minoru Kawai
Sound Recording: Kazuharu Urata
Art Director: Tsutomu Imamura
Music: Goro Yasukawa
Production Company: THE BLOOD OF WOLVES Production Committee
World Sales: Toei Company, Ltd.
© 2018 THE BLOOD OF WOLVES Production Committee
About Toei Company, Ltd.
Established in 1951, Toei Company is not only producing and distributing films, but is also one of the major exhibitors in Japan. The company owns two film studios located in Tokyo and Kyoto. The films produced cover wide range of genres, exceeding 20,000 titles.