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26 August 1995 (Japan) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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"I know a love story that's both sweet and sickening. That's the way love really is." See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kippei Shîna ... Kiriya
Tomorowo Taguchi ... Wang
Takeshi Caesar ... Karino
Ren Ôsugi ... Yakuza boss
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yukie Itou
Kyosuke Izutsu
Kazuhiro Mashiko
Yôji Tanaka
Airi Yanagi

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
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Ichirô Fujita 

Produced by
Tetsuya Ikeda .... producer
Toshiki Kimura .... producer
Ken Takeuchi .... planner
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa .... producer
 
Original Music by
Atorie Shira 
 
Cinematography by
Naosuke Imaizumi 
 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura  (as Taiji Shimamura)
 
Production Design by
Tatsuo Ozeki 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hideyuki Yamamoto .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Kunio Ando .... sound recordist (as Kunio Andô)
Yukiya Sato .... sound (as Yukiya Satô)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Masaaki Sakurai .... lighting technician
 

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Also Known As:
"Shinjuku Underworld: Chinese Mafia War" - International (English title) (literal title)
"China Mafia War" - Asia (English title)
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100 min
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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

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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