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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
Dan Li ...
Anita / Chinese prostitute
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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Another Miike bullseye
23 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ley Lines is the third installment in the Triad Society trilogy, and like the others this is a (almost) serious film. It revolves around a group of outsiders (sound familiar?) trying to survive in the rough Osaka neighborhood. The movie has a very nostalgic atmosphere and since it revolves around the yakuza world, there are a couple of "Miike-highlights" in this one, however without compromising the atmosphere or tone of the film. So like Shinjuku Triad Society this one is sort of a mix between the serious and insane, and a great movie to boot.

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