Sanctuary (live-action movie)

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[ adapted from Sanctuary (manga by R. Ikegami) ]

Alternative title:
サンクチュアリ (Japanese) 
Genres: drama 
Themes: politics , yakuza 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: Akira Hojo and Chiaki Asami live different lives in Tokyo, Japan: Hojo is the leader of a small but rising Yakuza clan, while Asami is a politician aiming to become the youngest member of the Japanese parliament. But while they both live different ways, Hojo and Asami share the same past; both of them were survivors of the Killing Fields of Cambodia. With the aggression and survival instincts they learned in the Cambodian jungles, Hojo and Asami strive in both the Yakuza and political world to reform Japan into their own sanctuary. 
Vintage: 1995 
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yukio Fuji 
Script: Kanji Yasumoto 
Original Manga:
Ryoichi Ikegami 
Sho Fumimura 
Executive producer: Hiroaki Fujii 
Producer: Kenji Saito 
Hiroshi Abe as Chiaki Asami 
Toshiya Nakasawa as Akira Hojo 

Azusa Nakamura as Kyoko Ishihara 
Naomasa Musaka as Detective Ozaki 
Toshihiko Sakakibara as Tashiro 

Masanori Sera as Umino 

Japanese companies
(none)
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi 
Producer: Toshifumi Yoshida 
(none)
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media 
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