The final film of Miike's Black Society Trilogy tracks
the racial bigotry to the dark heart of Japanese society and
bureaucracy. Three boys of mixed race escape to Tokyo from
the results of their own misdeeds. Working as drug dealers,
they seek to vanish once more, this time from Japan itself.
Their search for a way to make their move brings them into
contact with the dangerous gang boss, Wong...
again, Miike astounds with this compelling and outrageous,
yet honest, look at sex and violence on the fringes of society.
Ley Lines is a film concerning three young men who
are trying to find where they belong. They all decide to leave
their hometown and head for Tokyo where they hope that they
will be accepted.
is a lighter film than the first two in the trilogy and it
is also funnier. It chooses to focus on their efforts for
acceptance and identity. It also focuses on the Chinese immigrants
working in Japan and also trying to take over crime operations
there, which is something that the director mentions in the
recurring theme is sexuality and people with peculiar sexual
tastes. The director never judges them. Film wise this is
a very good choice. The direction is good and out of the entire
trilogy this is the easiest to watch but at the same time
it is also the one that will make you turn your nose up.
include a commentary by the now legendary Tom Mes, film notes
and trailers. Definitely worth buying; especially if you own
the other two films. Complete that collection and own a rather
good slice of Japanese film making.