Rising Sun (1993)


124 MIN


In a world where whoever controls the technology controls the truth, and whoever controls the truth can win the war, Wesley Snipes stars as Lieutenant Web Smith, a liaison officer with the LAPD, who is called in to investigate the murder of a young woman in the boardroom of a Japanese corporation in downtown Los Angeles. Sean Connery stars as Detective John Connor, a strange, shadowy figure who is rumoured to be under the influence of the Japanese. Connor becomes Smith’s guide (the senpai) and leads the younger detective (the kohai) through the investigation; through futuristic technological secrets, through ancient ways and loyalties. As the liaisons get closer to the truth, political pressure is applied to get them off the case, and they must race against time to resolve it.