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Ley Lines (1999)

Nihon kuroshakai (original title)
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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Credited cast:
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Ryuichi
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Chan
Dan Li ...
Anita / Chinese prostitute
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Wong
Michisuke Kashiwaya ...
Shunrei
Samuel Pop Aning ...
Barbie
Shô Aikawa ...
Ikeda
Far-Long Oh ...
Anita's Pimp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takeshi Caesar
Yukie Itou
Yôzaburô Itô ...
Anita's sadistic client
Ryûshi Mizukami
Ren Ohsugi ...
Junkyard Owner (as Ren Ôsugi)
Shun Sugata ...
Cop
Kôji Tsukamoto ...
Passport Official
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Follows Shinjuku Triad Society (1995) See more »

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What a beautiful movie, need recommendations on similar films
22 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just completed Miike's Black Society trilogy and I found each and every movie to be very enjoyable. The opening film Shinjuku Triad Society was a bit over the top, but I'm still glad I took the time out to watch it. The jewel in this trilogy of movies however easily is Rainy Dog with Ley Lines coming in as a close second. Both of those films were so hauntingly beautiful and yet gritty in its depiction of the character's lives and their struggles. And although the stories in this group of movies are nothing original, they are a testament to the fact that the way a story is told accounts for a lot.

Shinjuke Triad Society - 7 Rainy Dog - 8.75 Ley Lines - 8

Can anyone recommend movies similar to this?


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