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Rainy Dog (1997)

Gokudô kuroshakai (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 28 June 1997 (Japan)
A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writer:

Seigo Inoue
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Cast

Credited cast:
Show Aikawa ... Yuuji (as Shô Aikawa)
Li-Wei Chang
Shih Chang Shih Chang
Xianmei Chen Xianmei Chen ... Lili
Billy Sau Yat Ching
Jianqin He Jianqin He ... Chen
Ming-chun Kao Ming-chun Kao ... Lichun Lee
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ... Whorehouse Proprietor
Li-Chun Lee ... (as Lichun Lee)
Doze Niu
Tomorô Taguchi ... Yuuji's crazed nemesis
Vicky Wei
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A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

This movie is copied in Bollywood in 2006 ,named "GANGSTER" See more »

Connections

Featured in Toshiki Kimura: Drifting with Miike (2017) See more »

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never gets soggy
23 May 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Yuji lives as a hit-man. One rainy night a girl he screwed awhile back bursts into his apartment tells him the kid she brought with her is his then leaves as quickly as she came. the second film in the loosely grouped together "Black Society Trilogy". "Rainy Dog" is a notable improvement on the first film "Shijuku Triad Society". While it was much slower and more introspective, it had a certain poetry to it that made it highly watchable. More akin to Miike's "Blues Harp" or "Graveyard of Honor" than his manic DOA films. And this one is better played straight.

My Grade: B+

DVD Extras: An EXTREMELY informative Commentary by Tom Mes (the guy really knows his stuff); 2 interviews with Takashi Miike; Yasushi Shimamura interview; Artwork; Bio/Filmograhies; and 2 theatrical Trailers


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Mandarin | Min Nan

Release Date:

28 June 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rainy Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Taiwan

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Production Co:

Daiei, Excellent Film See more »
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1.85 : 1
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