The City of Lost Souls (2000)

Director
Takashi Miike

Main cast
Teah; Michelle Reis; Patricia Manterola; Mitsuhiro Oikawa; Kôji Kikkawa

Genres
Action, Thriller, Foreign

Description
Brazilian-Japanese gangster Mario rescues his Chinese girlfriend Kei as she's about to be deported from Japan. Desperate to escape, he hides in Tokyo's booming Japanese-Portuguese community and seeks passage from the country from a Russian mobster. To meet his price, they hold up a bigtime drug deal between the Chinese Mafia and the local Yakuza.


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