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28 June 1997 (Japan) See more »
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A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Shô Aikawa ... Yuuji
Li Wei Chang
Shih Chang
Xianmei Chen ... Lili
Billy Ching Sau Yat
Jianqin He ... Chen
Ming-chun Kao ... Lichun Lee
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ... Whorehouse Proprietor
Li-Chun Lee (as Lichun Lee)

Doze Niu
Tomorowo Taguchi ... Yuuji's crazed nemesis
Vicky Wei

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
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Seigo Inoue 

Produced by
Tetsuya Ikeda .... producer
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa .... producer: Daiei
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masashi Minami .... assistant director
 

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Also Known As:
"Gokudô kuroshakai" - Japan (original title)
"Criminal Underworld: Rainy Dog" - International (English title) (literal title)
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95 min
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Features Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Rain is bad luck, 23 September 2007
Author: Atavisten from Tellus

The same day as watching Shinjuku Triad Society I continued with this one. It was a Japanese film special and I didn't read any background info before the movie whatsoever, but after STS (and Kuroshiya Ichi a month before) I decided to give a miss to all Miike films. Luckily I did not know this was Miike.

This was really a surprise noir after the no substance of the previous mentioned. A yakuza goes to Taiwan and works as a hit-man when suddenly his son is dumped upon him, a son he didn't know he had and doesn't want to have either. I don't want to give away much but the movie is dense with atmosphere and humour, it's easily his best alongside Audition, Birdpeople of China and The Negotiator. Akin for Takeshi Kitano, but definitely Miike.

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