Shinjuku Triad Society

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Shinjuku Triad Society
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Shinjuku Triad Society film poster
Directed by Takashi Miike
Produced by Tetsuya Ikeda
Toshiki Kimura
Ken Takeuchi
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa
Written by Ichirô Fujita
Starring
Music by Atorie Shira
Cinematography Naosuke Imaizumi
Edited by Yasushi Shimamura
Release date
1995
Running time
100 minutes
Country Japan
Language

Shinjuku Triad Society (新宿黒社会 チャイナ マフィア戦争, Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô) is a 1995 Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike. The film is one of the earliest examples of Miike's use of extreme violence and unusual characterization, two aspects he would become notorious for. The film is part of the Black Triad trilogy and is followed by Rainy Dog and Ley Lines.

Plot[edit]

The film recounts 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 leads to the downfall of the organization.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Kippei Shiina Kiriya
Tomorowo Taguchi Wang
Takeshi Caesar Karino
Ren Osugi Yakuza boss
Yukie Itou
Kyosuke Izutsu
Kazuhiro Mashiko
Airi Yanagi

Reception[edit]

Sight & Sound noted the film was similar to the gangster films of Kinji Fukasaku, while noting that "scenes such as the one where sodomy is used as a police interrogation technique bear Miike's unmistakable signature."[1] Time Out London stated that "Even viewers hardened to the perversities which tend to crop up in Japanese exploitation genres may find themselves rubbing their eyes at some of the images and incidents in Miike's extremist thriller" and that "Miike's stylish, gleeful direction establishes him as the most distinctive new 'voice' in the genre since Rokuro Mochizuki."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leyland, Matthew (August 2003). "Shinjuku Triad Society". Sight & Sound. Vol. 13 no. 8. London: British Film Institute. p. 68. 
  2. ^ TR. "Shinjuku Triad Society". Time Out London. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 

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