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Animal World (2018)

Dong wu shi jie (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 29 June 2018 (China)
A man finds himself deep in debt and is coerced to board a ship that hosts a risky gambling party.

Director:

Yan Han

Writers:

Nobuyuki Fukumoto (comic "Tobaku mokushiroku Kaiji"), Yan Han (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yifeng Li ... Zheng Kaisi (as Yi Feng Li)
Dongyu Zhou ... Liu Qing
Michael Douglas ... Anderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bingkun Cao Bingkun Cao ... Li Jun
Eric Heise Eric Heise ... Prisoner Eric
Alberto Lancellotti ... Luca
Yijuan Li
Archibald C. McColl IV ... Cheater (as Archibald C. McColl)
David Rayden ... Mr. Twitchy
Keith Shillitoe ... Prisoner Woody
Ke Su Ke Su ... Zhang Jingkun
Ge Wang Ge Wang ... Fatty Meng
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Storyline

Muddling along without any aim, the hero Zheng Kaisi accomplishes nothing and is in debt of several millions because of borrowing money from friends. In order to pay the debt, he boards a ship called "Destiny" to attend a mysterious gambling party at the instigation of someone. Once he wins, his debts can be canceled.The game rule seems very simple. Participants shall take pokers marked with "rock, paper, and scissors" as props for seizing the star sign of the opponent. However, in the face of a group of desperate gamblers, any little flaw can be utilized in the game.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

China

Language:

Hindi | Mandarin | English | Italian | French | Arabic

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal World See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,922,830
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.66 : 1
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Version of Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (2009) See more »

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Different, but good
12 October 2018 | by blackseaktSee all my reviews

It was quite different than the original Kaiji. I did not know what to expect when I saw the weird clown fights, but in the end they were a nice dark addition to the story, can't say the same about the other elements. The worst thing for me was that I could not see Kai Si's ultimate despair mode, and that is a bit lacking because that was the moment when Kaiji came up with all of his greatest ideas. And of course, I missed the "zawa zawa" onomatopoeia, as a mark of Nobuyuki Fukumoto.


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