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Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô (1995)

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Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother.

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Kippei Shîna ...
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Tomorowo Taguchi ...
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Takeshi Caesar ...
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Ren Ohsugi ...
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Yukie Itou
Kyosuke Izutsu
Kazuhiro Mashiko
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Airi Yanagi
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Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother.

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"I know a love story that's both sweet and sickening. That's the way love really is."
21 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is how to start a movie. "If you want me to talk, f[...] me!" a hooker with ostensible triad connections mocks, laying herself out on the table. The cop laughs as his hand slinks to a nearby steel chair. The laughter becomes infectious, and suddenly everyone's amused. CRACK--an overhead shot of the cop swinging the chair at her skull, instantly cutting to the black title screen, reverberating with unwholesome suggestion. Weaklings leave now.

This is the kind of low budget, hole-in-the-wall, made-for-bootlegging atmosphere that I can't get enough of. It travels a fine line between morally ambiguous neo-noir and flat-out exploitation, but it goes deeper than you'd probably expect, dealing with racial identity and the isolation of homosexuals relegated to cheap subculture in 1990s Japan. In many ways it's the thematic/stylistic blueprint that Miike would later build on with stuff like Dead or Alive and Ichi the Killer, if perhaps more revealing of its Hong Kong pedigree with heaps of Woo influence. Regardless, he was certainly never quite this pitch-black again.


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