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Director:
Writers:
Masa Nakamura (screenplay)
Makoto Shiina (novel)
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Release Date:
10 June 1998 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
A salaryman and yakuza are each sent by their bosses to a remote Chinese village but discover more then they expected. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Masa Nakamura  screenplay
Makoto Shiina  novel

Produced by
Yasuhiko Furusato .... producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa .... producer
Seiha Ohji .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
Cinematography by
Hideo Yamamoto 
 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura  (as Taiji Shimamura)
 
Production Design by
Keiko Mitsumatsu 
 
Set Decoration by
Tatsuo Ozeki 
 
Makeup Department
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bunmei Katô .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jun Nakamura .... sound re-recording mixer
Jun Nakamura .... sound recordist
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chûgoku no chôjin" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
118 min
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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Soarring high above, 29 May 2005
Author: movieman_kev from United States

A businessman is sent to a remote village to investigate a jade mine. He's joined by a debt-collect Yakuza. But what they find is much more valuable. I can't really go into any more detail though. Partly because I don't wish to spoil one single moment of the magic or wander of this great film and partly because even if I were to go into detail my mere words wouldn't do it justice. The is a film you have to watch, nay, experience for yourself. Do NOT go into it expecting over-the-top violence, graphic deviant sexuality, or any of the other ingredients of more well known Takashi Miike films as this is more than that MUCH more. One of, if not THE best film in Miike's quite impressive extensive cannon.

My Grade: A

DVD Extras: Commentary by Miike expert, Tom Mes; Takashi Miike interview; Bio/Filmagraphies; Promotional material; Annie Laurie bio and poem; Theatrical Trailer; Trailers for "Shinjoku Triad Society", "Rainy Dog", and "Ley Lines"

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