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Nihon kuroshakai (1999)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  22 May 1999 (Japan)
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A group of Chinese youths living in Japan struggle to make their way in life and eventually find trouble with the local crime syndicate.

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Shô Aikawa
Samuel Pop Aning
Takeshi Caesar
Yukie Itou
Michisuke Kashiwaya
Kazuki Kitamura
Dan Li ...
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Ryûshi Mizukami
Shun Sugata
Tomorowo Taguchi
Kôji Tsukamoto
Tetsu Watanabe
Hua Rong Weng
Ren Ôsugi
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A group of Chinese youths living in Japan struggle to make their way in life and eventually find trouble with the local crime syndicate.

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my second favorite in the trilogy
24 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three young delinquents strive to do something with their respective lives, hopping on a train to Tokyo. Dan Li from XX: Beautiful Beast plays a hooker who tricks the young naive men getting away with their many. Karma's a bitch though and her pimp beats her up for having too much money. After a run-in with a truly sadistic john, she runs into the threesome yet again, but she's more susceptible to go along with their various plans. This film, the third and last in Takashi Miike's thematically linked 'Black Society trilogy' combines the feel of the first two. And though I find it head and shoulders above "Shinjuku Triad Society", I don't feel that it was quite strong as "Black Rain", due to the story seeming to be all over the place.

My Grade: B-

DVD Extras: An EXTREMELY informative Commentary by Tom Mes (the guy really knows his stuff); 2 interviews with Takashi Miike; Yasushi Shimamura interview; Artwork; Bio/Filmograhies; and a theatrical Trailer


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