Following up on his acclaimed feature debut Pornostar, Toshiaki Toyoda spins this documentary about Unchain Kaji and three other boxers in their vain attempts at hitting the big time. At age 20, Unchain Kaji entered the ring as a professional boxer and subsequently lost six straight matches. After an injury forced him to quit his vocation, Kaji finds work as a foreman for a day laborer while forming a punk band on the side. Angry over employee inaction, Kaji dumps yellow paint on his face, and along with buddy and fellow boxer Seiichiro Nishibayashi, attacks some aging laborers in Kamagasaki, a rundown section of Osaka. He ends up getting trounced by a trio of yakuza and institutionalized for a number of years. Years later, a wiser and chastened Kaji reflects on his life, as his friend Osamu Nagaishi marries Kaji's ex-girlfriend and slowly rises in the boxing ranks.
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