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Starring: Shawn Yue, Francis Ng
From the director of the bloody Dog Bite Dog, Cheang Pou-Soi, comes this long-awaited and equally brutal live-action adaptation of the cult Japanese manga by Izo Hashimoto.
Ryo Narushima (Shawn Yue from Initial D and Invisible Target) is a talented, college-bound student who suddenly snaps one day and murders both of his parents in cold blood. He is sent to a correctional institute, where he trains under karate master Kenji Kurokawa (Francis Ng from Johnnie To’s Exiled) and, upon his release, begins a new life as a lethal professional fighter.
Co-starring Japanese kickboxer Masato and Bruce Liang from Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle, Shamo is a visual and ultra-violent cinematic tour-de-force, with extreme fight scenes that are definitely not for the squeamish.