MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,446 this week

Fuyajo (1998)

 |  Drama  |  27 June 1998 (Japan)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 419 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 7 critic

Kabukicho is a forgotten world. A place where people of different tongues and races meet, where they fight against each other to gain money, power and territory. The struggle which never ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 116 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 31 May 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 13 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 179 titles
created 31 Dec 2013
 
a list of 17 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fuyajo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fuyajo (1998)

Fuyajo (1998) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fuyajo.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Tat-Chi Yau
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Carman Lee, Woo-min Byeon
Dragon (2011)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him.

Director: Peter Chan
Stars: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Mortuary beautician Kwong Mei-Chi's mentally challenged sister is raped and murdered by a sex maniac. Kwong believes that her psychiatrist is the criminal and tries to take revenge.

Director: Frankie Chan
Stars: Anita Yuen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Lap-Man Tan
Executioners (1993)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set some time after the original 'Heroic Trio' the city has been devastated by nuclear attack. An evil deformed villain controls the city's scarce water supply, exerting influence over both... See full summary »

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, Johnnie To
Stars: Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui
The Warlords (2007)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Chan, Wai Man Yip
Stars: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Lavender (2001)
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young woman's life is changed when an angel with a broken wing lands on her balcony.

Director: Kam-Hung Yip
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kelly Chen, Eason Chan
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Where is the end of the world? A rich girl diagnosed with leukemia wants to follow a sailor friend to St Kilda, Scotland to find out...but first she must search him out, who is missing.

Director: Chi-Ngai Lee
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kelly Chen, Michael Wong
Misty (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Kenki Saegusa
Stars: Yûki Amami, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Etsushi Toyokawa
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Cheryl is a Hong Kong-based film director who uses the story of her first love as the basis for her next screen project. As she tells her tale to a screenwriter, she relives memories from a more innocent time.

Director: Sylvia Chang
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Gigi Leung, Karen Mok
Perhaps Love (2005)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.

Director: Peter Chan
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xun Zhou, Jacky Cheung
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak
Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Qi Shu
2000-nen no koi (TV Series 2000)
Action | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Reila Aphrodite, Miho Nakayama, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Kenichi Ryuu
Mirai Yamamoto ...
Natsumi Sato
Kippei Shîna ...
Wu Fu-chun
Sihung Lung ...
Yang Weimin
...
Yuan Chenggui
Kathy Chow ...
Xiu Hong
Seijun Suzuki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seishu Hase
Hiroko Hori
Akira Inoue
Akio Jô
Yoshimitsu Morita
Hidekazu Nagae
Toshiya Nagasawa
Rô Naruse
Edit

Storyline

Kabukicho is a forgotten world. A place where people of different tongues and races meet, where they fight against each other to gain money, power and territory. The struggle which never ends. Based on a dangerous love story which unfolds a dangerous town. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

27 June 1998 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Sleepless Town  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very well written and executed
3 October 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Sleepless Town was a pleasant surprise for me, a well-written and well-executed film, with a gangster storyline containing enough twists to win a dance contest.

Kenichi (Kaneshiro) is a half-Japanese, half-Chinese man of the underworld. You can sell him anything except children's organs. His domain is in Kabukicho, a gangland controlled by various Shanghainese gangs intent on taking overall control. Things are calm, however, his former partner-in-crime, Fu-Chun, is rumoured to have returned to Kabukicho, having fled years earlier after killing the number two to gangland boss, Yuan (Tsang). Yuan wants to get even and attempts to do so by using Kenichi. Meanwhile, Fu-chun's girlfriend, Natsumi Sato (Yamamoto) turns up to sell something to Kenichi.

It's a complicated plot (not least to describe) and it is even more than I've said already. Plot twists are everywhere in this film, and it's been designed to keep you guessing. And what's more it works.

Takeshi Kaneshiro, heartthrob to millions of teenage girls in Asia, is perfect in his role with his trademark stone cold yet innocent manner. Meanwhile, Mirai Yamamoto, is simply brilliant in her role, keeping everyone guessing as to the motives of her character. And Eric Tsang demonstrates why he is everyone's favourite gangland boss (epitomised in the Infernal Affairs trilogy)

This is a fine movie, and whilst the multitude of unpredictable twists really do push the limits of the story. Any more, it would be incoherent.

Overall, it is a very good movie, and is well worth a watch. One to see.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Fuyajo (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?