Ichi the Killer

Ichi the Killer

  • Director: Takashi Miike
  • Writer: Sakichi Sato,Hideo Yamamoto
  • Countries of origin: Japan
  • Language: Japanese, Cantonese, English
  • Release date: December 22, 2001
  • Sound mix: Dolby SR
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Koroshiya 1
  • The movie "Slaying House 1" is an R-rated gangster film directed by Takashi Miike , starring Tadanobu Asano, Namtoo Omori and others. It was released in Japan on December 22, 2001.
    The story takes place in the darkest chaotic place in Japan-Shinjuku, the "rogue apartment" in the guesthouse building in Kabukicho, Shinjuku. Yoshio Yasuo, the boss of the Ansheng group of the underworld organization, disappeared with his mistress and 100 million yen in cash. Gangsters are killed every day in the rogue apartment. The murderer not only handled things cleanly, but also deliberately left a blood mark in the shape of "one". The outside world concluded that this must have been done by the legendary killer "Ichi". There are many humiliating claims on the underworld, which shocked the people in the organization. 


    • Release date December 22, 2001
    • Filming locations Tokyo, Japan
    • Production companies Omega Project, Toho Company, Omega Micott Inc.

    Box office


    $1,400,000 (estimated)

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    • By Susie 2022-04-22 07:01:36

      Healing Hajime

      A Yiwen of Healing Department_Xie

      , a friend who watched this movie with me back then, now every time I see this poster in my poster collection, I still clasp my hands and say gratefully: "This poster is cured. My cold! The cure is the cure!"
      How good is his cold, I don't know, in short, after watching this movie, he really no longer has a runny nose or cough. It's a mystery.
      Cult movies were my and this friend's favorite at one point. The more unique the...

    • By Garfield 2022-04-22 07:01:36

      those years

      I was in Guangzhou when I watched "Killer Ah Yi".

      At that time, it was really boring, and there was no place to live. I temporarily lived in a colleague’s rental house and had a broken computer without internet access. I only did one thing after going back every day, which was to play the stand-alone version of Lianliankan. I don't dare to load and unload other people's computers at will, what's more, this computer is full of various design drafts. When I was playing Lianliankan and...

    • By Jordyn 2022-04-22 07:01:36

      Emotional violence is real violence

      When I got home from get off work last night, I cooked my secret seaweed, lettuce and egg curry soup, and watched the killer Aichi while eating it. I haven't laughed so much for a long time! The dialogue, costumes, props, camera cuts, and even the font and typography at the end credits are all to my taste, so funny! There are so many cute spots in it, amputated limbs, internal organs, men with rips, superhuman costumes, and women who speak several languages ​​in a mix, which is really...

    • By Austin 2022-04-22 07:01:36

      My take on what some people think about this movie!

      Misinterpreted! Misinterpreted! Misunderstood again!

      Research, analysis and assumptions are only suitable for scrutinizing and playing with history!
      Movies don't need them!
      But you need to pass the boring life in this way!

      Movies are just movies!
      What's more, a film that can't be called artistic (in a narrow sense)!

      From a grand perspective, the Japanese nation has never been good at thinking. Their strengths are imitation and hysterical arrogance -...

    • By Makenzie 2022-04-22 07:01:36

      Split Personality and Masochism

      A one

          man. Somewhat dull, always making mistakes at work, often reprimanded by the boss. One day, when he brought back the coffee from the guests, the boss threw a knife and told him to commit suicide. He was bullied by his classmates since he was a child, and he didn't even dare to fight back against the children. He is timid, cries, and often hides under the quilt and trembles.

          another man. Murder is like numbness, and any bad person is scared to hear it. When he...

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    • By Nestor 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      Extreme violence, repression, and the pursuit of some kind of sensory stimulation seem to be the lifelong pursuit of the protagonist of this type of film, which is indeed extreme. Tormented while watching, depressed after...

    • By Dashawn 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      Before I saw the manga, I admired it very much. After reading the manga, I can only say that I am loyal to the original work, but other than Miike Takashi, no one can be so faithful to the original work, including that sense of...

    • By Fredy 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      After reading it in my freshman year, I stopped wearing tongue studs for over a month. . . classic...

    • By Leif 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      I've been thinking since I fell into the pit, if I haven't seen this movie, I'm afraid I'd be embarrassed to follow Mr. Noda. Now, after watching it... I really didn't watch this movie, so I'm embarrassed to follow Mr. Noda. And also: Yuanyuan's character design (blond hair and white skin! No scars and tattoos! Pink and purple shirts play with needles! Cook by yourself! I like sweets!) Who can stand it, I have to make a mistake. For the rest of your life, accompany him to shame people and beat...

    • By Maia 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      Miike's first experience, if you just watch this one, it's easy to misunderstand...

    Movie plot

    The leader of the Ansheng gang group suddenly disappeared with a huge sum of 300 million yen. The second commander in the organization, Gakihara, launched a search, but found that the team leader had been killed by Killiya 1. Due to childhood trauma, Ah Yi is actually a cowardly and introverted person, but he is hypnotized by the former underworld boss, uncle, and once he wears special clothes, he will turn into a quick, cruel and...
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    From the perspective of characters, Hengyuan is the most interesting character in the film. Uncle and Yi are not successful. Uncle is not mysterious enough as the person who makes the kit, and A Yi, who is a killer, is more than perverted and not enough. Hengyuan is not like Uncle and Yi. What he does is entirely out of enthusiasm for violence itself. He fell in love with the pain caused by the pure violence of the boss and frantically...
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    Movie quotes

    • [Kakihara gets punched]

      Kakihara: Put some feeling into it, already! If you're going to give someone pain, you've got to get into it!

    • Kakihara: There's no love in your violence.

    • Ichi: Did... you really want me to rape you, Miss Tachibana?

      Karen: Oh, no. I didn't want it from you. I wanted it from anyone. The only thing that can help me now is despair.