Kitano plays Nishi, a violent and unpredictable police detective who quits the force after a terrible incident results in his partner, Horibe (Ren Osugi), needing to use a wheelchair. After his retirement he spends much of his time looking after his wife Miyuki (Kayoko Kishimoto), who has leukemia. The film moves at a deliberate pace and devotes much time to exploring their relationship. Nishi has also borrowed money from the Yakuza to pay for his wife's needs, and is having difficulty repaying them. Meanwhile, Horibe takes up painting and creates works of art that are surrealistic and beautiful. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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It is violent, bloody and depressing. But with all that going on, something about it was really sweet.
The film had long periods of silence which was not a bad thing at all and Hisaishi Joe's music makes the whole experience complete.
With that title, I expected more fireworks. An amazing work overall and definitely a must watch.