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Ichiro Ryu (writer)
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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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Beautifully done, if unable to avoid some cliches See more (9 total) »

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Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
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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
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully done, if unable to avoid some cliches, 12 July 2003
Author: Martin Wagner from Austin, TX

This was a much more character-driven storyline than one might expect from Miike, and very nicely done, although it doesn't exactly score huge points for originality. We have the hooker with the heart of gold, and the usual tale of three disaffected youths trying to better their lot in life, only to fall into a life of crime that leads to disaster. But all of the characters are still sympathetic, and Miike's way of framing his story against the real sense of disconnection that his Chinese characters feel living in Japan is effective (even if American viewers might only pick it out after having a critic more savvy in Asian societal dynamics explain it first). This is also the most gorgeously shot Miike film I think I've seen, rich with deeply saturated and highly stylized colors. 8/10 from me.

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