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She's Just a Shadow (2019)

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A beautiful Japanese madam and her ladies. A deranged, drug-addled Tokyo gangster and his crew. A sadistic serial killer on the loose. The intersection of these stories, and the interior ... See full summary »

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Adam Sherman

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Adam Sherman

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tao Okamoto ... Irene
Haruka Abe ... Tanya
Kihiro Kihiro ... Gaven
Kentez Asaka ... Red Hot
Mercedes Maxwell ... Beth
Marcus Johnson Marcus Johnson ... Knockout
Haruna Ayane Haruna Ayane ... Jenny
Mickey Curtis Mickey Curtis ... Doctor Fowler
Noriko Arai Noriko Arai ... Nancy
Rajia Baroudi Rajia Baroudi ... Nancy (voice)
Ichi Omiya Ichi Omiya ... Officer Dudley
Marissa Marissa ... Erika
Nana Ninomiya Nana Ninomiya ... Betsy
Makato Takeuchi Makato Takeuchi ... Teenage Girl
Parker Ishigami Parker Ishigami ... Homeless Boy
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A beautiful Japanese madam and her ladies. A deranged, drug-addled Tokyo gangster and his crew. A sadistic serial killer on the loose. The intersection of these stories, and the interior world of the characters, plays out against a dreamlike backdrop of ultraviolence and orgiastic sex, as everyone tries futilely to rewrite their futures and cheat death. A modern, dreamlike take on the gangster genre, She's Just a Shadow is the action-packed story of a matriarchal crime family engaged in a vicious gang war. A deranged killer is leaving his victims on railroad tracks all over Tokyo, and the only thing more dangerous than him is the vicious love triangle within the family itself.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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The Final Requiem (Bonus Track)
Written by DJ L-Spade, LOKA
Performed by DJ L-Spade, LOKA
Produced by Marcus Johnson, Scott Motisko
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Strapped hookers and train killers.. Oh My!
29 September 2019 | by barrelhousegutboySee all my reviews

This is what happens when you grow up in Tromaville and become a filmmaker. Imagine starting with Ichi the Killer and mixing in Scarface, Spun, Showgirls, and Summer of Sam while reading 50 Shades of Grey and you should be able to smell how this movie is. To say that this won't appeal to everybody is an understatement, but that has never determined whether a film is worth seeing. Despite the amount of time spent on scenes consisting mainly of nudity and drug use there is a story that unwinds as you go with a lump sum delivery in the last 10 minutes. Production value overall is good and the players skilled enough to deliver their dialogue naturally with the correct posture. If you are at all on the fence I would say give it a watch, you were curious enough to read this review so don't stop short here.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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