Movies like Sanctuary 1995

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Sanctuary (1995)
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Sanctuary (1995)
Original name: サンクチュアリ
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Two Japanese survivors of the Khmer Rouge massacres in Cambodia vow to find a sanctuary, even if they have to build it themselves. Returning to Japan, they take seemingly opposite paths: one becomes a politician, the other a gangster. As Asami and Houjou work through the linked worlds of politics and crime in modern Japan, they don't hesitate to do anything necessary to secure their own positions and stay true to their vow. Loyal to no one else, they find their friendship increasingly tested as they rise in their chosen fields.
Plot: yakuza, politician, violence, sex scene, politics, gun, blood, pistol, bullet, nudity (full frontal - brief)

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Sanctuary: The Movie (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the popular Manga/Animated Film Series, Sanctuary: The Movie is the live action version of Sanctuary telling the story of two boys who survived the Khmer genocide in Cambodia and now try to create their own sanctuary in Japan. Asami is ...
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 51 min.
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Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998)
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Duration: 57 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 49 min.
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Duration: 50 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 83 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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