The final part of the Black Society trilogy from director Takashi Miike. Once more we explore themes of alienation and hopelessness as a trio of mixed race youngsters battle desperately to survive and ultimately to escape Japan.
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Love the photography. I'm not quite sure what film stocks Japan used back then but the colour and texture in Ley Lines look great and very much of the time. 90s films are starting to age and I love it.
Miike's enigmatic and very compelling finale for his Black Society Trilogy explores one of his most recurrent themes: outcasts in society. The story is told in broad strokes, and little by little we get to know the characters. Miike just loves to dive into the world of misfits and outcasts in Japan, and his adoration for these characters is contagious.