This story based on real facts, with Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe, will be seen in France on Canal +.
While waiting to find him at the cinema, Michael Mann repoints the tip of his nose on the small screen with the series tokyo vice. A return to thrillers, like the director of Heat and Collateral had since abandoned miami vice (2006). Executive producer of the show, Mann only directed the pilot, handing over to Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang Chi) for the rest of the episodes (8 in total), but we can feel his mark in the trailer for this urban thriller set in Japan.
Based on the autobiography Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan by Jake Adelstein, the series is carried by Ansel Elgort, in the role of the American journalist, and Ken Watanabe, in that of the chief of police. tokyo vice will be launched on April 7 on HBO Max, Canal Plus should soon communicate on its French broadcast date.
In the 1990s, Jake Adelstein, an American journalist from Missouri, moved to Tokyo. The longer he stays, the deeper he sinks into the corruption of Tokyo’s squalid underworld, where no one is as they seem. He meets Hiroto Katagiri, an inspector from the local Organized Crime Unit. He will act as a mentor and father figure to Adelstein across the thin and often shaky line between law and organized crime. Jake also meets Samantha, an American expatriate living in Tokyo who earns her living as a hostess in the Kabukichō district, or even Polina, also an expatriate who works in the same club as Samantha and came to work as a model before being dragged into the Kabukichō slums.