Sonatine is a Japanese movie which centers on the criminal world in Japan. The movie tells a wonderful tale of betrayal in the tight-knit criminal community. The protagonist is played by Takeshi Kitano, who also happens to be the director of the movie. Although the film bombed at the Japanese box office upon release, the European market welcomed it with open arms. Kitano earned legions of fans worldwide for this movie and garnered an international fame.