Director Lee Sang-Il returns to crime drama-thriller, in the tradition of the award-winning Villain (Akunin), as he collaborates for the second time with Yoshida Shuichi for the big screen adaptation of the author’s 2014 novel, Rage (Ikari). Observers of the filmmaker remark that Sang-Il is hard to classify since he has done both ‘feel good’ and hard-hitting movies. But the director finds his passion for making films about human greed and propensity to violence and their intimate interactions. Rage tells the story of a young man who murdered a couple, becomes a fugitive and escapes while undergoing plastic surgery.
A year after the gruesome double murder, three new faces appear in three different spots – in downtown Tokyo, a small fishing village in Chiba, and near the US-military installations in Okinawa. Are these young men – in any way – connected to the highly publicized murder?
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