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Sleepless Town (1998)

Fuyajô (original title)
Kabukicho is a forgotten world. A place where people of different tongues and races meet, where they fight against each other to gain money, power and territory. The struggle which never ... See full summary »

Director:

Chi-Ngai Lee

Writers:

Seishu Hase (novel), Chi-Ngai Lee | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Kenichi Ryuu
Mirai Yamamoto Mirai Yamamoto ... Natsumi Sato
Kippei Shîna ... Wu Fu-chun
Sihung Lung Sihung Lung ... Yang Weimin
Eric Tsang ... Yuan Chenggui
Kathy Chow ... Xiu Hong
Seijun Suzuki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seishu Hase Seishu Hase
Hiroko Hori Hiroko Hori
Akira Inoue Akira Inoue
Akio Jô Akio Jô
Yoshimitsu Morita Yoshimitsu Morita
Hidekazu Nagae Hidekazu Nagae
Toshiya Nagasawa Toshiya Nagasawa
Rô Naruse Rô Naruse
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Kabukicho is a forgotten world. A place where people of different tongues and races meet, where they fight against each other to gain money, power and territory. The struggle which never ends. Based on a dangerous love story which unfolds a dangerous town. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

27 June 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepless Town See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout the movie, there are a number of times Kenichi would mention about things related to the Romance of Three Kingdosms - interestingly, Takeshi Kanashiro did end up in Red Cliff (as Zhuge Liang) which was based on a famous battle that happened during the era of the Theee Kingdom, See more »

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Excellent
28 July 2001 | by xcverSee all my reviews

As usual for an asian movie the cinematography is superb, but that's not all. Teenie idol's Takeshi Kaneshiro's acting is subtle and very good. The movie draws a fine picture of the turmoil in underground Tokyo Shinjuku where the Chinese and Korean control the market. Violence is not overexaggerated as asian movies sometimes tend to and the soundtrack is more thematically linked as usual in this kind of movies.

All in all a fine movie worth watching.


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