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Directed by Sion Sono
Produced by Takeshi Suzuki
Written by Sion Sono
Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
Distributed by Eleven Arts
Released November 5, 2005 (Sapporo Film Festival)
Running time 103 min.
IMDb profile

Hazard is a 2005 Japanese film written and directed by Sion Sono.


Bored with his boring and typical Japanese life, Shin becomes fixated on one of the most crime-ridden places on Earth, the fictional New York City area known as Hazard. He decides to travel there and experience a more dangerous lifestyle first-hand and is quickly indoctrinated as soon as he arrives. After being robbed he meets two Japanese criminals who decide to take him in and together the three of them survive by continuing to commit crimes and scamming people out of their money. Eventually they cross the wrong person and local cops get involved, leading to a drawn-out police chase.


  • Joe Odagiri ... Shin
  • Jai West ... Lee
  • Motoki Fukami ... Takeda
  • Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Won
  • Rin Kurana
  • Saya Hagiwara
  • Richard Brundage ... Deli Owner
  • Garth Burton
  • Rachel Germaine
  • Carson Grant ... Bruce Hack
  • Kenjiro Ishimaru

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