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Nihon kuroshakai

1999, Takashi Miike

Ley Lines (Japanese: 日本黒社会 LEY LINES, Hepburn: Nihon Kuroshakai Rei Rainzu, literally "Japan Underworld: Ley Lines") is a 1999 Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike, and is the third film in his Black Society trilogy, following 1995's Shinjuku Triad Society and 1997's Rainy Dog. Like many of Miike's works, the film examines the underbelly of respectable Japanese society and the problems of assimilation faced by non-ethnically Japanese people in Japan. The English title refers to ley lines, the paranormal concept of geographic lines of energy based on the placement of landmarks.

Ryuichi, his younger brother Shunrei, and their friend Chang are a trio of Japanese youths of Chinese descent who escape their semi-rural upbringing and relocate to Shinjuku, Tokyo. Their wallets are stolen by a Shanghai prostitute nicknamed "Killer Pussy" so they turn to selling bottles of the recreational inhalant toluene in order to earn money. They later make up with the prostitute, whose real name is Anita, when she quits selling her body after being abused by a client and then her pimp.

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