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Shinjuku Triad Society: China Mafia War

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1995
  • Takashi Miike
  • 101 mins
  • 18

Summary

Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Having served his apprenticeship on direct-to-video "V Cinema" productions, director Takashi Miike broke into feature films with this murky and violent crime drama. It tells of a loose-cannon Taiwanese gangster determined to muscle in on Japan's Shinjuku territory, while a dogged cop puts his life on the line to drag his younger brother away from their influence. The moral bankruptcy of all the characters makes for grim viewing, with the use of rape as an interrogation tool (on men as well as women) casting a nasty pall and harking back to Japan's sexploitation movies of the 1970s. Miike takes delight in lingering on such lurid details, adding touches of black humour to make his bleakly compelling story palatable. The first in Miike's loose Black Society Trilogy, it was followed by Rainy Dog (1997) and Ley Lines (1999).

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Credits

Cast

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Tatsuhito KiriyaKippei Shiina
WangTomoro Taguchi
Yoshihito KiriyaShinsuke Izutsu
RitsukoEri Yu
Yakuza bossRen Osugi
KarinoTakeshi Caesar

Crew

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DirectorTakashi Miike

Details

Languages
Japanese | Chinese
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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