In Full Bloom (2019)

  • Director: Adam Villa Senor, Reza Ghassemi
  • Producers: Nicholas Donnermeyer, Ehud Bleiberg, Adam Villa Senor, Jacob Stein
  • Cast: Tyler Wood, Timothy V. Murphy, Yusuke Ogasawara, S. Scott McCracken, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hidetoshi Imura, Francis Polo, Shu Sakimoto, Shin Shimizu, Navid Negahban, Takahiro Fukuda

The film In Full Bloom took place in Japan immediately after World War II, at a time when antagonism to the US occupation force was still widespread.

The upcoming light heavyweight title fight between boxer Clint Sullivan (Tyler Wood) from the United States and Japanese defending champion Masahiro (Yusuke Ogasawara) was charged with additional geopolitical friction when bloody references to Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.

Adding to the tension, the manager named Clint Silas (S. Scott McCracken) who has made a deal against the yakuza betting syndicate who killed that his son will intentionally fall in the ring.

But Clint Sullivan was too proud to participate, holding on to his final pride even if it meant the potential to sign his own death certificate.

Meanwhile, Masahiro mentally prepares for his clash with Sullivan by tracking down the former champion named Tetsuro (Hiroyuki Watanabe) who is covered in his long silence and also secluded in a snowy fortress.

Initially reluctant to play, the old hermit immediately began testing his young pupils for unusual training methods. He taught him to catch fish with his hands in the ice stream, Hunting with a blindfold in the forest and also resist the erotic temptations of Asami.