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Lock, Stock and Barrel: Charting Chivalry, Brotherhood and Honour in A Better Tomorrow and Sonatine and their Inspirations
Though I had a vague clue that Takeshi Kitano’s Yakuza classic Sonatine (1993) was influenced by Kinji Fukasaku’s Bakuto Gaijin Butai, aka, Sympathy for the Underdog (1971), I was rathe…