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Directed by:
Takashi Ishii

Starring Koichi Sato, Masahiro Motoki, Jinpachi Nezu, Kippei Shiina, Naoto Takenaka and Kazuya Kimura, "Gonin" (also known as "Five, The") is an Action/Drama/Crime film directed by Takashi Ishii, released on January 16 of 1998 in the USA.

KIRE tara tomaranai! [Japan]

Who directed "Gonin":

Gonin was directed by Takashi Ishii, a Japanese writer, director, and producer.

Before making Gonin, Takashi Ishii had directed . Since, he directed Freeze Me, released in 2000.

When was "Gonin" released:

Gonin was initially released on Friday, January 16, 1998, in the United States. Also released on Friday, January 16, 1998 have been 2by4 (dir. Jimmy Smallhorne), Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, Fallen (dir. Gregory Hoblit), and Hard Rain (dir. Mikael Salomon). This was twenty-one (21) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, July 16, 1998 in Germany and on Saturday, August 12, 1995 in Japan.

What is the cast of "Gonin":

At the casting of Gonin we find Koichi Sato, previously seen in Nankyoku monogatari (1983) and Kozure Ôkami: Jigoku e ikuzo! Daigoro (1974); Masahiro Motoki (Rampo (1994), Fanshî dansu (1989)); Jinpachi Nezu (Ran (1985), Kagemusha (1980)) [ more... ]

  • Naoto Takenaka and Jinpachi Nezu, Kippei Shiina have all also be seen in Red Shadow: Akakage, released in 2001.
  • Kazuya Kimura and Masahiro Motoki, Naoto Takenaka have all also be seen in Rampo, released in 1994.

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