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The story of love and friendship on the harsh streets of 2014 Mallepa, a small corner in Asia.

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Takahisa Zeze
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hyde ... Kei
Gackt ... Sho
Leehom Wang ... Son
Tarô Yamamoto ... Toshi
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Shinji
Zeny Kwok Zeny Kwok ... Yi-Che
Seiji Chihara Seiji Chihara
Chihara Junia Chihara Junia ... Wani (as Kôji Chihara)
Yosh Yosh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kanata Hongô ... Young Sho
Ryo Ishibashi
You Kurosaki You Kurosaki ... Jun
Anne Suzuki ... Hana
James H. Thomas ... Rick
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Luka
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Storyline

In the year 2014, Japan has collapsed economically and thus its people emigrated in large numbers and settled in other parts of the world. In a corner in Asia, there is a little street called Mallepa, a big melting pot where Asians such as Hongkongers, Taiwanese and Japanese live together. It was a place where people fought for order, food and freedom. It was there where Shou (Gackt), raised as an orphan and Kei (Hyde), who could live forever, met and became the best of friends. However, they were unable to escape from the fight for power involving gangs of different ethnicity on the street of Malepa... Written by Soleil 1893

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asia | taiwanese | japanese | orphan | love | See All (71) »

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At that time, we laughed as we cried

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

19 April 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Oi symmories See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,719,929
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Quotes

Sho: [to Kei in prison] You don't look too bad. It's been nine years, I counted on the way here. How do I look?... Look.
Sho: [takes out picture of his daughter] It's my kid, she's called Hana. She's six. Kei, I married Yi-Che. She wasn't sure at first. I reckon it's because... she really liked you. Then you left us... I kept asking, wouldn't give up. I tired myself out. She wasn't happy at first, but now things are good. Look, Kei.
Sho: [holds up picture of Hana to Kei] Please, look. It's our kid. I know all ...
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Not suitable for fan-girls
28 May 2006 | by doku_no_hanaSee all my reviews

I must admit, at first I wasn't expecting anything good, at all. I was only expecting a cheesy movie promoting Gackt's and Hyde's image, but I'm glad to say it has much more to offer.

Yes, the acting is not that great, but it doesn't suck either, all the cast's well disciplined and they bring enough strength to their characters. Effects lack consistency but action scenes are satisfying enough.

What really hooked me up was the essence of the storyline, although it merges fantastic elements, it also displays a crude reality. The developing of the characters, their doubts and their feelings really got on to me and I think that's the key of this movie. It puts you to think and it does well transmitting all the angst.

It fulfills any expectations for a good drama. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.


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