The last of three films, all linked by theme rather than by character or
story, which form Miike Takashi’s Triad Society Trilogy (begun with Shinjuku
Triad Society and Rainy Dog), Ley Lines turns its focus on the
rise of the Chinese gangster in the Japanese underworld. Bored with their life
in a rural Japanese village, three boys of Chinese descent decide to head for
the bright lights of Tokyo in search of excitement and adventure.
Soon, however, they find themselves caught up in Tokyo’s infamous Shinjuku
district. Here, debauchery, drugs and violence form the basis of their daily
life. Before long they find themselves in grave danger, as the local criminal
warlord wants them all dead… This brutal exploration of Japan’s criminal
fraternity displays Miike Takashi’s celebrated flare for kinetic action and
stylish innovation, and should not be missed by fans of this great director.
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