Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: Director Soi Cheang's follow up to Dog Bite Dog, SHAMO tells the story of the psychotic anti-hero Ryo, and his rise through the brutal world of competition fighting. After barbarically slaughtering his parents, 16 year old Ryo is sent to a prison for boys. Continually tortured by his fellow inmates, Ryo takes up karate training after a savage beating leaves him for dead. Returned to society after 3 years, Ryo catches the attention of the local triads for his natural ferocity and dedication to destruction. Convinced to enter underground, no rules fighting tournaments, Ryo easily demolishes the competition. Seemingly unstoppable, Ryo's inevitable confrontation with champion Sugawara may be his only chance for respect by the society that has so completely rejected him. Vicious, uncompromising and raw, SHAMO is the razor's edge of extreme Asian cinema.
December 7th, 2009