Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy

Director: Takashi Miike
Genre: crime / drama
Language: Japanese / Mandarin (w/ english subtitles)

Three movies by Miike, even though a trilogy, the stories are not connected; the common thread of all three movies is the relation of triads in Japan and vice versa (yakuza in China).

1995 - Shinjuku Triad Society / Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô

The film is based around the interactions of a homosexual triad group with a police officer as well as opposing yakuza organizations. When the younger brother to a renegade police officer becomes the lawyer to the triad group, an argument between the two lead to the downfall of the organization.

This is the most fucked up of the three, as in the one with the most violence and sodomy…

info / links (1 CD)

1997 - Rainy Dog

Rainy Dog (Gokudô kuroshakai) is a Japanese movie directed by Takashi Miike. Although the movie contains a fair amount of controversial material, the overall theme of the movie is place on the unlikely relationships formed between a hitman and his girlfriend / hooker and son.

Quite depressing overall atmosphere… loved the ending!

info / links (1 CD)

1999 - Ley Lines / Nihon kuroshakai

The story follows a trio of Japanese youths of Chinese descent who escape their semi-rural upbringing and relocate to Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they befriend a troubled Shanghai prostitute and fall foul of a local crime syndicate

My favorite out of the three, the story develops in a very interesting way; a fun watch.

info / links (1 CD)


Ochyming 13 December 2009 at 08:05  

Thank you, i love T. Miike.

Viagra Online 22 June 2011 at 22:11  

Black Society Trilogy is perfect because it had a great starring and also it was directed by Takashi Miike one of the best Directors in the world.

Anonymous,  26 November 2011 at 19:31  

Thanks a lot!!!

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