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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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The yakuza have it tough! 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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Followed by Nihon kuroshakai (1999)See more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The yakuza have it tough!, 23 October 2003
Author: Jeppe Toubro from Århus, Denmark

This movie is the first of Miikes triad society trilogy, and the trilogy kicks of to a great start. The movies in the trilogy are only connected thematically, and these themes are actually apparent in all his films, if you look close enough. Shinjuku Triad Society is about a cop trying to prevent his kid brother from getting too involved with a rather extreme gang of outsiders, struggling their way to the top of Tokyos yakuza. The kid brother is a lawyer, and the triad gang is becoming increasingly in need of one, as the movie progresses. The movie takes place in a very harsh environment, and is therefore pretty violent and tough. Miike has done worse, but since this is a serious movie it hits you very hard. As usual there is also a lot of perverted sex, mostly homosexual in this one. The movie is in many ways a typical gangster movie, but with a great drive and true grittiness. If you've only seen Miikes far-out movies (Ichi the killer, Fudoh etc.) this is worth checking out since it is sort of a compromise between his aggressive over-the-top style displayed in those movies and his more serious side, as seen in the other films of the trilogy. And as always with Miike, there are at least two scenes in this that you'll NEVER forget (see it and figure out which ones for yourself).

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