BROTHER (2001) by "Beat" Takeshi Kitano
Anaki, a Yakuza (Japanese mafia) gangster is exiled to Los Angeles after his crime boss is murdered in a Tokyo gang war. He ends up in South Central and organizes his own gang implementing Japanese methodology. This film takes from both Japanese gangster culture and "Hood" gangster society.
What sequences were most effective and why? This movie is a blending between Beat Kitano's HANA=BI style and American gangster style. He uses techniques of both in the film.
Remember, the Japanese of a "code of honor" that comes from samurai society. There's a lot of things the Japanese do that seems completely foreign to the Los Angeles gangsters. Explain the meaning of the ending of the film and why Anaki does what he does.