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Ley Lines Review


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Ley Lines is billed as the third and final film in Japanese director Takashi Miike's "Black Society Trilogy," but that doesn't mean you have to see the first two films, Shinjuku Triad Society and Rainy Dog, to follow along. All three films are loosely connected by themes and overarching philosophies, but they're three different stories with three different sets of characters (though some actors appear in multiple films).

Like the first two films, Ley Lines concerns itself with outsiders trying to navigate both an insular Japan and the even more insular -- and violent -- world of organized crime in Tokyo. But this story begins out in the sticks. Black sheep Ryuchi (Kazuki Kitamura) can't wait to break the bounds of his boring country life by moving to the big city to look for trouble. His younger brother Shunrei (Michisuke Kashiwaya) disapproves, but after all of Ryuchi's friends, with the exception of the excitable Chan (Tomorowo Taguchi), chicken out on joining the adventure, Shun decides to tag along.

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