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Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)

Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 26 August 1995 (Japan)
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.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writer:

Ichirô Fujita
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Credited cast:
Kippei Shîna ... Kiriya
Tomorô Taguchi ... Wang
Takeshi Caesar Takeshi Caesar ... Karino
Ren Osugi ... Yakuza boss (as Ren Ôsugi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sei Hiraizumi Sei Hiraizumi ... Police Captain Matsuzaki
Yukie Itou Yukie Itou
Yôzaburô Itô Yôzaburô Itô
Kyosuke Izutsu Kyosuke Izutsu
Shinsuke Izutsu Shinsuke Izutsu ... Yoshihito Kiriya
Kazuhiro Mashiko Kazuhiro Mashiko
SABU SABU
Manzô Shinra Manzô Shinra
Masahiro Sudô Masahiro Sudô ... Ishizaka
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka
Airi Yanagi Airi Yanagi
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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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 August 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Shinjuku Triad Society See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Kiriya: Bruh.
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The yakuza have it tough!
23 October 2003 | by jtourbroSee all my reviews

This movie is the first of Miikes triad society trilogy, and the trilogy kicks of to a great start. The movies in the trilogy are only connected thematically, and these themes are actually apparent in all his films, if you look close enough. Shinjuku Triad Society is about a cop trying to prevent his kid brother from getting too involved with a rather extreme gang of outsiders, struggling their way to the top of Tokyos yakuza. The kid brother is a lawyer, and the triad gang is becoming increasingly in need of one, as the movie progresses. The movie takes place in a very harsh environment, and is therefore pretty violent and tough. Miike has done worse, but since this is a serious movie it hits you very hard. As usual there is also a lot of perverted sex, mostly homosexual in this one. The movie is in many ways a typical gangster movie, but with a great drive and true grittiness. If you've only seen Miikes far-out movies (Ichi the killer, Fudoh etc.) this is worth checking out since it is sort of a compromise between his aggressive over-the-top style displayed in those movies and his more serious side, as seen in the other films of the trilogy. And as always with Miike, there are at least two scenes in this that you'll NEVER forget (see it and figure out which ones for yourself).

8/10


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