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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Teah ...
Mario
Michelle Reis ...
Kei
...
Lucia
Mitsuhiro Oikawa ...
Ko
Kôji Kikkawa ...
Fushimi
Ren Ôsugi
Akaji Maro
Anatoli Krasnov ...
Khodoloskii
Sebastian DeVicente ...
Rikardo
...
Riku
Atsushi Okuno ...
Carlos
Akira Emoto ...
Kuwata
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Yamazaki
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Sanchez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masa Kanome ...
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 August 2002 (USA)  »

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The City of Lost Souls  »

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Budget:

JPY 2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Has many flaws, but it does have it's moments...Although very few
21 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will start out by saying that this movie started off disappointing because of the cinematography, it just seemed really outdated for the year 2000 when this movie came out. The trailer made this movie look pretty darn cool and has elements blended in for a great movie, but it just isn't all that effective with it's execution. It's just one of those movies that should have been a comic book instead of a movie. The movie is watchable without getting too dull, but the characters seem too much like cardboard cutouts sometimes. In fact I didn't find myself caring for any of the characters and didn't care what happens to them. It just didn't really have anything that grabbed my attention in the beginning of this film, it lacked the elements that would have made it entertaining or at least engaging. One of the main flaws of this film is that it's convoluted without grabbing the audiences attention and will not make you even care what is going on. This film however has it's moments although very few, but it does sort of picks up after a while although it takes patience to get there.

4.5/10


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