In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over saké. Long-time yakuza Ôtomo (writer/director Kitano, using his screen name "Beat Takeshi") has seen his kind go from elaborate body tattoos and severed fingertips to becoming important players on the stock market. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top, or at least survive, in a corrupt world where there are no heroes but constant betrayal and vengeance...
|Tomokazu Miura||Katô / Kato|
|Sôichirô Kitamura||Kan'nai / Mr. Chairman Kan'nai|
|Takeshi Kitano||Ôtomo / Otomo|
|Eihi Shiina||Call girl|
|Yuka Itaya||Otomo's woman|
|Masaki Miura||Sannokai thug|