A tale of greed, honour and revenge amongst the yakuza, Agitator concerns an executive from the Tenseikai Syndicate attempting to gain power by arranging for two smaller rival gangs – the Shirane and Yokomizo – to unite under his name. A complex story involving the machinations of the older yakuza executives in their quest for power, the film mainly focuses on Kenzaki Kunihiko, the charismatic leader of a gang that makes up one part of the Yokomizo family. As he deals with the fallout from the executives’ plans of assassinations and betrayals, could he show that the younger punks of the yakuza have more honour and loyalty than the older men whom they follow?
Cast: Mickey Curtis, Yoshiyuki Daichi, Hakuryu, Masato Ibu, Renji Ishibashi, Masaya Kato, Aya Kawamura, Hiroki Matsukata, Takashi Miike, Ryosuke Miki, Naoto Takenaka, Koji Tsukamot
Directed: Takashi Miike
Runtime: 150 minutes
Also Known As: The Outlaw Souls