Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (Takashi Miike, 2013)
This one comes from the utterly ridiculous but highly enjoyable school of Japanese cinema that takashi Miike occasionally like's to work in. It features, among other things, drug smuggling jack russels, a cat obsessed yakuza goon who says "meow" at the end of every sentence (or "nya" since we are in Japan), a fabulously bad leopard print suit worn by our undercover "mole" hero, a hearty song sung by all the policemen about our "mole's" mission, and lot's of hilariously earnest talk about "this is 1000 tablets of MDMA that's going to hit the street, do you know how many young people's lives that could ruin??? I won't let you destroy Japan with Drugs!!!!"