Plot: This 2003 movie, written and directed by Japanese indies director SABU, stars all six members of V6 as unlucky guys having a very unlucky day.
Ikeyama Tdashi (Sakamoto Masayuki) and Kishimoto Kenta (Nagano Hiroshi) are two businessmen who just want to have lunch before a big presentation. Ishii Naoto (Inohara Yoshihiko) and Akai Takashi (Okada Junichi) are two coworkers who just want to throw the second round. Fujita Kenji (Morita Go) and Kudoh Yuji (Miyake Ken) are two friends who just want to pay back their debt. But through a series of events involving yakuza, police, and underground kickboxing, they all end up running for their lives.
«What started as a music video collaboration between Avex Inc. and Japanese director Sabu, ended up as a full motion picture with more than just simple commercial appeal for fans of J-pop band V6.In fact, it shares the same brilliant quality with other Sabu classics such as Monday, and Drive. While singer-turned-actor films are quite common place, these types of films usually end up flopping due to the studio’s desire for an extremely commercial product, and the generally poor acting ability of an inexperienced cast. Despite that usual misfortune, Hard Luck Hero doesn’t fail to impress by unfolding a great story and memorable characters.»
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