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The City of Lost Souls (2000)
"Hyôryû-gai" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  8 August 2002 (USA)
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Violent gangster movie with a Brazilian protagonist.

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Credited cast:
Teah ...
Mario
Michelle Reis ...
Kei
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Lucia
Mitsuhiro Oikawa ...
Ko
Kôji Kikkawa ...
Fushimi
Ren Ohsugi
Akaji Maro
Anatoli Krasnov ...
Khodoloskii
Sebastian DeVicente ...
Rikardo
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Riku
Atsushi Okuno ...
Carlos
Akira Emoto ...
Kuwata
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Yamazaki
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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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Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, sex and drug content | See all certifications »
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JPY 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Another great Miike film
7 October 2005 | by (the zoo) – See all my reviews

This little gem is a solo Miike film. No sequels and not much publicity, the movie oozes with style and the action is brilliantly choreographed. The idea of Japan being filled with immigrants, a midget brushing his teeth with cocaine, animated cockfights - all examples of Takashi Miike's very vivid imagination. The story is to do with a Brazilian guy who falls in love with the sister of a Chinese mafia boss who disagrees with their relationship.the Brazilian, however, will not let the love of his life go for no-one. Like an ultra violent version of Romeo and Juliet with foul toilet gags. another Miike great

8 out of 10


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