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The City of Lost Souls (2000)

Hyôryû-gai (original title)
Violent gangster movie with a Brazilian protagonist.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Seishu Hase (novel), Ichiro Ryu

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Cast

Credited cast:
Teah Teah ... Mario
Michelle Reis ... Kei
Patricia Manterola ... Lucia
Mitsuhiro Oikawa Mitsuhiro Oikawa ... Ko
Kôji Kikkawa Kôji Kikkawa ... Fushimi
Ren Osugi ... (as Ren Ôsugi)
Akaji Maro
Anatoli Krasnov Anatoli Krasnov ... Khodoloskii
Sebastian DeVicente Sebastian DeVicente ... Rikardo
Terence Yin ... Riku
Atsushi Okuno Atsushi Okuno ... Carlos
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Kuwata
Eugene Nomura ... Yamazaki
Marcio Rosario ... Sanchez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masa Kanome ... Young Lover
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Storyline

Japanese-Brazilian Mario and Chinese hairdresser Kei are lovers. Kei is about to be deported. He manages to escape. His plan is to get passports and stow away on a ship headed for a foreign country. With his girlfriend he tries to steal money from the mafia. Instead he gets cocaine which he sells. But Kei is captured by Yakuza and he must save her... Written by Killer-40

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, sex and drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Release Date:

8 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The City of Lost Souls See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Occasionally excellent,mostly very watchable.
9 October 2005 | by stormrustonSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie, but I had hoped for more.

This is a straight forward story with lots of off the wall mini scenes/story's between the meat and potatoes of a very average revenge/gangster/drug tale.

The action sequences are pretty good to very good, and the gore level is not too bad(keep in mind this is Japanese in taste and style) Teah just does not make for a charismatic lead, but the rest of the cast were extremely watchable.

There is as always in these style of movies some light humour thrown it to lighten the violence.

This movie was good, but just not that satisfying or mindblowing...I recommend if you know the style and like the director.


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