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ADRENALINE DRIVE

After an unfortunate accident with a gangster in a black jaguar, Suzuki, a meek and indecisive rental clerk, is forced to visit the yakuza?s lair. The thug stands ready to extract retribution by breaking all of Suzukui?s fingers.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2003 11:50 IST
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ADRENALINE DRIVE
Original Title:Adorenarin doraibu
Japan, 1999
Director: Shinobu Yaguchi

After an unfortunate accident with a gangster in a black jaguar, Suzuki, a meek and indecisive rental clerk, is forced to visit the yakuza’s lair. The thug stands ready to extract retribution by breaking all of Suzukui’s fingers.

Just then, a violent explosion rips through the den, killing the whole gang …almost. Meanwhile, Shizuko, a plain, timid nurse, is stuck behind her glasses on the night shift at a local hospital.

The other nurses on the shift tease her relentlessly, driving her to seek refuge at a local convenience store where she dreams of the her 'new self' predicted by her horoscope … The nurse and the clerk gain possession of a briefcase of blood-soaked money.

The rest is a wild ride of chase and escape, as the nurse is transformed into a glamorous heroine and outsmarts the gangsters eager to recover the loot.

Screenplay:
Shinobu Yaguchi

Cinematography:

Takeshi Hamada

Editing:

Shinobu Yaguchi

Music:

Seiichi Yamamoto & Rashniban

Principal cast:

Masanobu Ando, Hikari Ishida, Kirina Mano, Yutaka Matsushige

Production:
Kiyoshi Mizokami /35mm / colour / 112 mins.

Director's bio-note: Born in 1967, Shinobu Yaguchi majored in graphic design from Tokyo Zokei University, following which he made a number of 8mm and video films.

In 1990, his 8 mm film Ame-Onna (Rain Woman) won the Grand Prize at the Pia Film Festival. His feature film, Down the Drain (1992), was made on a PFF scholarship programme.

My Secret Cache (1996) his second feature, was shown in Berlin as a world premiere in 1997. It won the Special Jury Award at the Hawaii International Festival in 1997.

First Published: Jul 17, 2003 02:30 IST