The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio - Mogura no uta: Hong Kong kyousoukyoku
Takashi Miike’s most entertaining and delirious film in years, The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio returns to the pop madness of The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji and turns it up to eleven, resulting in a yakuza extravaganza that proudly stands on its own. (Sure, there’s a first part, but who cares?) Enter Reiji Kikukawa (Toma Ikuta), the most incompetent cop in Japan, so inept he got fired for stealing lingerie, who finds himself dangling from a helicopter stark naked but for a newspaper to cover his male pride. So, Reiji’s back. And this time, he’s up against the Dragon Skulls, a Chinese gang that’s made an unholy alliance with a dishonored yakuza to bring pain on the almighty Suki-ya clan. Thanks to the uniquely brilliant wit of screenwriter Kankuro Kudo (Too Young to Die), it outshines its predecessor on every level, and the most sufficient response is just three letters: WTF.