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The City of Lost Souls (2000)

Hyôryû-gai (original title)
Violent gangster movie with a Brazilian protagonist.

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Credited cast:
Teah ...
Mario
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Kei
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Lucia
Mitsuhiro Oikawa ...
Ko
Kôji Kikkawa ...
Fushimi
Ren Ôsugi
Akaji Maro
Anatoli Krasnov ...
Khodoloskii
Sebastian DeVicente ...
Rikardo
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Riku
Atsushi Okuno ...
Carlos
Akira Emoto ...
Kuwata
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Yamazaki
Marcio Rosario ...
Sanchez
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Japanese-Brazilian Mario and Chinese hairdresser Kei are lovers. Kei is about to be deported. He manages to escape. His plan is to get passports and stow away on a ship headed for a foreign country. With his girlfriend he tries to steal money from the mafia. Instead he gets cocaine which he sells. But Kei is captured by Yakuza and he must save her... Written by Killer-40

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, sex and drug content | See all certifications »

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8 August 2002 (USA)  »

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JPY 2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Great fun
2 December 2002 | by (Paris France) – See all my reviews

What Takashi Miike is driven by is of course shock and irreverence. And He succeeded quite well here : lots of useless violence, lots of humor (the blood of the gunfighters drawing "love" on the ground), lots of bad taste. But "Audition" was characterized by the same ingredients. Not to be taken seriously of course. It's true that the codes of the genre are destroyed, played with : the hero is non-asian, the asians (all yakuza or triad members are worthless human beings driven by sadistic and violent impulses) And the end is a jewel in itself perverting the usual codes in the same way as the rest of the picture Great fun ! (another oddity : it must be the only Japanese picture in which half of the dialogue is in Portuguese...)


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