Directed by Takashi Miike
LEY LINES moves from the countryside to the city and back, as three Japanese youths of Chinese descent (including THE RAID 2's Kazuki Kitamura) seek their fortune in Tokyo, only to run afoul of a violent gang boss (Naoto Takenaka, THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS).
A group of Chinese youths living in Japan struggle to make their way in life and eventually find trouble with the local crime syndicate.
Cast: Kazuki Kitamura, Tomorô Taguchi, Dan Li
One of Miike's more subdued films. The acting is superb by the main cast and there were some excellent cinematography. There were some silly moments but the true nature of the story keeps its ominous presence throughout. Muscle through the slow burn in the first half and suspend your disbelief of the amount of guns being used (and terrible aiming lol) and add this to your Takashi Miike repertoire.
Absolutely loved that ending shot. Good movie altogether.
Artfully told story of people on the fringes; their hopes and dreams and desperation that leads to tragic but inevitable conclusions.
Another amazing Miike film.