Minbo - Or The Gentle Art Of Japanese Extortion

  • 1992
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama

Juzo Itami's attack on the time-honored Japanese institution of the yakuza (gangsters) suffers from a split personality. Part expose, part farce, this story of a hotel that refuses to give in to the yakuza's extortion gambits is lively but thin. Tokyo's deluxe Hotel Europa is plagued by a gang of yakuza who hang out in its lobby and restaurants. When...read more

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  • Released: 1992
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Juzo Itami's attack on the time-honored Japanese institution of the yakuza (gangsters) suffers from a split personality. Part expose, part farce, this story of a hotel that refuses to give in to the yakuza's extortion gambits is lively but thin. Tokyo's… (more)

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