Giri/Haji (2019– )
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Detective Kenzo Mori based in Tokyo travels to London in search of the brother he thought was dead.

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Julian Farino
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Episode credited cast:
Takehiro Hira ... Kenzo Mori
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Haruka Abe ... Suzume
Johanne Adams ... Park Passerby
Jozef Aoki ... Takashi
Pierre Bergman ... Jury Foreman
Sophia Brown ... Donna Clark
Wong Charlie Wong Charlie ... Restaurant Customer
Charlie Creed-Miles ... Abbott
Richard Dillane ... Brian
Alex Gok ... Alex
Togo Igawa ... Hotaka
Andrew Joshi ... Bill
Joelle Koissi ... Passerby
Yôsuke Kubozuka ... Yuto
Richie Lawrie ... Park Man
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Detective Kenzo Mori based in Tokyo travels to London in search of the brother he thought was dead.

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Crime

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17 October 2019 (UK) See more »

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Episode 1.1
18 October 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I was shocked by the opening episode of Giri/Haji. Not because the first third of it was in the Japanese language.

It had a filmic quality of modern Japanese and Korean crime drama. Director Julian Farino has approached this visually as Far Eastern cinema, you even get an anime sequence.

The story itself is about a weary detective Kenzo Mori (Takehiro Hira) who has been sent to London in an exchange visit to search for his younger brother Yuto. He is a gangster mixed up with the Yakuza but he was thought to have died.

With some recent violent deaths in Tokyo. Mori is tasked to find him in London, by both his superior and what looks like a chief gangster.

Mori leaves his troubled family life behind. His Japanese contact does not show up to meet him and he might be untrustworthy. His police contact DC Sarah Weitzmann (Kelly Macdonald) has troubles of her own.

Mori realises a half Japanese rent boy Rodney he met in a club would be useful in his below the radar mission.

A stylish drama with a lot that is lurking underneath. This is a lurid noir with hints of twists and turns and betrayal. I am sure Tarantino's Kill Bill is an inspiration.


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