The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio (土竜の唄 香港狂騒曲, Mogura no uta: Hong Kong kyôsô-kyoku) {Melbourne International Film Festival} – Film Review

The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio (Mogura no uta: Hong Kong kyôsô-kyoku) is a Japanese action-comedy yakuza film by Takashi Miike. It is the sequel to The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji.

Toma Ikura plays Reiji Kikukawa, an undercover cop who is slowly working his way up the ladder of the yakuza and is promoted to personal bodyguard of the yakuza boss. As the situation slowly gets worse, Reiji finds himself on a mission to rescue the boss’ daughter from being auctioned off at a black market human trafficking auction in Hong Kong.

I loved Toma Ikura in this. I’m already a fan of his from his other works, but his portrayal of Reiji in The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio is so good. He plays Reiji as an adorable charismatic idiot with his heart in the right place. You can’t help but want him to succeed even though he’s a complete moron, he’s still a lovable character that you come to enjoy throughout the film.

I haven’t laughed this hard for a film in a long time, I was practically cackling in the cinema. Once again, Takashi Miike is a genius at showcasing his versatility and never fails to disappoint. This film is ‘crazy-awesome’ with yakuza folk dancing around a giant bonfire, toilet plunger fights, video game theme controlled battles, and even a building jumping tiger.

Even if you haven’t seen the first film, The Mole Song Hong Kong Capriccio is not hard to follow, is fun and ridiculously hilarious. I loved it.

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