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Crime - Completed 2016

The Worst Cops in Japan!

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Crime
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 134 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kazuya SHIRAISHI
    • Writer(s)
    • Junya IKEGAMI
    • Producer(s)
    • Shinichi TAKAHASHI (Japan), Seiichi TANAKA (Japan)
    • Synopsis
    • Ever since his major film debut with, “The Devil’s Path” (2013) starring Takayuki Yamada, swept domestic film awards, director Kazuya Shiraishi has been receiving offers of various film projects. Shiraishi, who is from Hokkaido, has been warming his plans for making a film based on the ‘Inaba Case, an actual case which occurred in Hokkaido in 2002, and called the biggest scandal in Japan’s police history. Stating, “without making this film, I cannot move ahead to the next level,” Shiraishi once again brings together his team of producers from “The Devil’s Path” for this highly eager project. This time sees a buddy movie aspect with Ayano’s character teaming up with gangsters called “S” (Spy) in the movie. Shiraishi aims to make a new crime entertainment piece that tops the likes of Martin Scorsese’s “Good Fellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” or Kinji Fukasaku’s “Kenkei tai Soshiki Bouryoku.”

      Chief investigator Moroboshi, who was squad leader at the Hokkaido Prefectural Police Department’s Community Safety Special Investigation Team, was arrested and convicted for drug and gun possession. It turned out this was not a simple crime, and the trial brought forth scandals of fake investigations and false evidence of gun possession by the Hokkaido Police Department, along with leading to the exposure of the Department’s bribery case. Known as the case in which the biggest scandal in Japan’s police history became known to the public.