Directed by Takashi Miike
RAINY DOG, shot entirely in Taiwan, is about an exiled yakuza (DEAD OR ALIVE's Show Aikawa) who finds himself saddled with a son he never knew he had and a price on his head after the Chinese gang he works for decides to turn on him.
A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.
Cast: Shô Aikawa, Li Wei Chang, Shih Chang
Don't listen to monco45, comparing this to The Killer is like comparing Cowboy Bebop to DBZ. Put The Killer on if you want to watch something cheesy with dope shootouts; stay here if you want something more vicious and cerebral. Alternatively, check out Dead or Alive or Ichi the Killer since a) they're also on here and b) they're f@#$ing space banana bonkers.
Good movie except its kinda a rip off of "The Killer" which is a Chinese film with almost the exact story line and outcome that came out a decade before this movie lol and it blows this movie out of the park. This movie is the childrens version of that movie, over all definitely worth a watch though
Another great Show Aikawa and Takashi Miike match up. This Japanese movie is set in Taiwan, in a very rainy, Typhoon-season Taipei to be specific. I love this slow burn. It follows a pretty typical story arch of the tough guy who is humbled by the presence of a child. We’ve seen this before. But not in this setting. It makes me miss Taipei. I want to wander around the streets, get a bowl of noodles, and ride on the back of a motor bike through the alleyways. Takes me back. I love Miike.
Great atmosphere-focused crime-drama. Very much a slow-burn, moody type of film. So glad that Shudder has stuff like this in addition to horror!
A beautiful Miike gem, quietly sentimental and violent, good for any yakuza otaku.