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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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Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
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Seigo Inoue 

Produced by
Tetsuya Ikeda .... producer
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa .... producer: Daiei
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
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Yasushi Shimamura 
 
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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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Something different from a master, 11 April 2006
Author: orsonlovespeas from United States

Rainy Dog is certainly different from traditional Miike fare. The pacing is slower, there are many more thoughtful and specific moments, and the violence is not highly stylized. It is, rather, quick and realistic in a world where one well placed bullet can kill a man. It's about a gangster who hates it when it rains, who has no idea how to be a father or proper lover and ends up having to try and be all these things while committing hits for his boss. Some of the best moments in this film are the silences, as communication (or lack there of) is a common theme. There are also some truly touching and sad moments, especially with little Cheng and well, a rainy dog. A protagonist who doesn't want his current life and can't even be considered necessarily likable. He has no glitz and glory. He is patronized by his boss, lives in a shabby home, and walks right by his mute son even as he's about to perform a job. All this builds layer upon layer in these characters. Well edited and fantastic direction, certainly showing that Miike, while brilliant for his sensationalism and unrelenting style, can also play to a more common path, and yet still be able to be elevated among most. A beautiful and sad film. Highly recommended.

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