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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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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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You can't go wrong with Miike
27 September 2002 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

City of Lost Souls, aka Hazard City, is pretty self explanatory from the title. The characters in the movie seem lost and there are dangers lurking around every corner. Who can you trust not to blast one in your back? Well, with Takashi Miike, trust nobody.

I noticed that the cast was a mix of japanese, chinese, and brazilian! It caught my attention when I would hear portugeuse being spoken, then japanese later on. I noticed that Miike included the different languages rather than having it all in japanese which made the film seem more real. Oh, let me say that that's one wacky wedding scene! There are some surprising moments too...which you'll see when you watch the film (no fair in me telling!).

The interactions between the characters seem so random that I felt there really was no good or bad sides. I loved the vodka scene with Michelle Reis who was visually stunning throughout. Plus, Teah plays the cool, suave Mario who speaks through actions rather than dialogue. Also, that yakuza guy is someone you do not mess with!!

Thank you Miike for a unique ending which surprised my friend and I...or maybe it was the Remy Red shots that left me saying "HUH??" I guess I'll have to watch it again....which is a good thing.


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