Hy˘ryuu-gai (2000)

Original Title : Hy˘ryuu-gai
Director : Takashi Miike
Writer : Seishu Hase
Ichiro Ryu
Genre : Action
Country : Japan
Language : Cantonese
Producer : Kazunari Hashiguchi , Toshiki Kimura , Yasuyoshi Tokuma , Tsutomu Tsuchikawa
Music : K˘ji End˘
Photography : Naosuke Imaizumi
Distributor : Daiei Motion Picture Co. Ltd. [jp]
MPAA Rating : Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, sex and drug content.
IMDB ID : 0246498
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Hy˘ryuu-gai (2000) - Takashi Miike


Teah I
Michelle Reis Kei
Patricia Manterola Lucia
Mitsuhiro Oikawa Ko
Koji Kikkawa Fushimi
Ren Osugi Khodoloskii
Sebastian DeVicente Rikardo
Sebastian DeVicente Rikardo


Japanese-Brazilian Mario (Teah) and Chinese hairdresser Kei (Michele Reis) are lovers. Kei is about to be deported. He manages to escape. His plan is to get passports and stow away on a ship headed for a foreign country. With his girlfriend he tries to steal money from the mafia. Instead he gets cocaine which he sells. But Kei is captured by Yakuza and he must save her...


Another strange Miike movie Well, I couldn't identify with the male protagonist. What's a Brazilian to do in a Japanese gangster movie, one may ask. That's his problem, to avoid deportation he is going on a long trip of bloodshed and revenge driven by sympathy for his girlfriend (a Chinese) and a mysterious small girl. The twists and turns in the story are as unconvincing as the end, at least there are some special characters as we expect them from Miike. Unlike AUDITION Miike seems to have been disinterested in the topic this time.