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Blues Harp (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama | Music  -  15 July 1998 (Japan)
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Ambitious yakuza Kenji befriends harmonica-playing bartender Chuji, who moonlights as a part-time drug-dealer for the opposing gang. Their friendship is threatened by Kenji's plans for ... See full summary »

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Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ...
Chûji Yonashiro
Seiichi Tanabe ...
Kenji Shindô
Saori Sekino ...
Tokiko
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Yûkichi Hanamura
Akira Ishige
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Chûji's Black Father
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Bob Suzuki
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Ambitious yakuza Kenji befriends harmonica-playing bartender Chuji, who moonlights as a part-time drug-dealer for the opposing gang. Their friendship is threatened by Kenji's plans for advancement, as well as by his bodyguard's growing jealousy of Chuji. Written by sienel

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Chuuji is half black, has a homeless father and he works in a bar. He has connections deep into the yakuza which he cares little about. He saves a girl with whom he get together with.

Ikeuchi Hiroyuki is very good as Chuuji, the protagonist that you care about in this movie. The story is a sad one with little sentimentality and told with joy so we don't get turned off it.

Miike is a promising filmmaker, but maybe he should spend some more time on each movie instead of spewing 'em out. 'Chuugoku no Chounin' suffers a little from this. Such is the case also with this movie. Its still recommended for the lead act.


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