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Shamo (2007)

Gwan gai (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | 6 March 2008 (Hong Kong)
After serving time for the murder of his parents, a fighter with a taste for violence enters the world of kickboxing.

Director:

Soi Cheang

Writers:

Izô Hashimoto (screenplay) (as Izo Hashimoto), Kam-Yuen Szeto (screenplay) (as Szeto Kam Yuen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Yue ... Ryo Narushima
Annie Liu ... Megumi
Francis Ng ... Kenji Kurokawa
Masato Masato ... Sugawara Naoto
Dylan Kuo ... Ryuichi Yamazaki
Siu-Lung Leung ... Kensuke Mochizuki (as Bruce Leung)
Ryo Ishibashi ... Principal Saeki
Weiying Pei Weiying Pei ... Natsumi Narushima (as Pei Pei)
Terri Kwan ... Moemi Funato
Hiromi Nakajima Hiromi Nakajima ... Yoko Kamio
Takuji Suzuki Takuji Suzuki ... Kawakami
Ka Sing Chau Ka Sing Chau ... Kouhei Fujiyoshi (as Chau Ka Sing)
Syria Leung Syria Leung ... The Rich Madam
Agnes Pang Agnes Pang ... Manageress
Apple Chau Apple Chau ... Floor Show Dancer
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Storyline

Based on the Japanese Manga about Ryo Narushima, a talented, college-bound student who murders both of his parents in cold blood. He is sent to a reformatory where he trains in karate under Kenji Kurokawa, a man imprisoned after trying to assassinate the Japanese Prime Minister. Two years after his conviction, Ryo is released and begins a new life as an ultra-violent professional fighter. Written by Sam Sung-Sang

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Genres:

Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

6 March 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shamo See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiang Mai, Thailand See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

METALLY (Flying Swamp Mix)
Performed by LM.C
Lyrics, Composed & Arranged by LM.C
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Worth to buy
19 April 2010 | by SnusmumrikkenSee all my reviews

I saw it a over 2 year ago. I liked the film. I think the story was good and interesting. Good realistic and brutal fights in my opinion. I think they made it like Shawn Yue actually knew martial arts. What was rare in this was that they didn't use much wires in the fights.

I noticed 1 or 2 wires in the film. I think Shawn did a good job in the fight scenes, and acting. It had enough action scenes for me. I for hope a sequel to this film. It think it deserves a sequel. If you like a action film with a good enough story, and a film with well made fight choreography and realistic, brutal fights, then i can for sure recommend this film to you.


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