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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kazuki Kitamura ... Ryuichi
Tomorowo Taguchi ... Chan
Dan Li ... Anita / Chinese prostitute

Naoto Takenaka ... 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
Shun Sugata ... Cop
Kôji Tsukamoto ... Passport Official
Tetsu Watanabe
Hua Rong Weng
Ren Ôsugi ... Junkyard Owner

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ichiro Ryu  writer

Produced by
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa .... producer
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
Cinematography by
Naosuke Imaizumi 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura  (as Taiji Shimamura)
Production Design by
Akira Ishige 
Sound Department
Yukiya Sato .... sound (as Yukiya Satô)

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Also Known As:
"Japan Underworld" - International (English title) (literal title)
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France:105 min
Aspect Ratio:
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
my second favorite in the trilogy, 24 May 2005
Author: movieman_kev from United States

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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