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Director:
Writers:
Makoto Shiina (based on a novel by)
Masa Nakamura (screenplay)
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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
Makoto Shiina (based on a novel by)

Masa Nakamura (screenplay)

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.
Hurrah for Miike!, 23 October 2003
Author: Jeppe Toubro

This mans versatility is overwhelming. "Bird People of China" is nothing less than a humanistic drama filled with humor and warmth, from the man who brought us such violence-masterpieces as Ichi and Fudoh. I have no idea how he does it, but apparently this guy can make all types of movies equally well. Whats more is that the more of his films you see, the more recognisable they become, even though they're all totally different. In this film he really uses his (great) sense of humor, and allows for his characters to grow on you, and the result is a fantastic movie, and actually feels very chinese in style and theme. Greatly recommended for fans who think they know Miike...

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