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The Bird People in China
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The Bird People in China 1998

Based upon a novel by Makoto Shiina, the film begins as a post-industrial, fish-out-of-water satire, as a young, earnest salaryman (Masashiro Motoki) embarks on a business trip into the Chinese highlands to investigate a newly discovered vein of jade. He's quickly flanked by a seething yakuza bully (Renji Ishibashi) on an identical mission, and the two have their civilized sense of privilege systematically stripped away as the journey progresses deeper into the wilderness.

Release Date:June 10th, 1998
Running Time:118 minutes
Directed By:
Takashi MiikeTakashi Miike
Written By:
Masa NakamuraMasa Nakamura
No image existsMakoto Shiina
Masahiro MotokiMasahiro Motoki
Renji IshibashiRenji Ishibashi
No image existsMichiko Kase
No image existsLi Li Wang
No image existsYuichi Minato
No image existsTomohiko Okuda
No image existsManz˘ Shinra

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The Bird People in China Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/26/2009)

When you see the name Takashi Miike, you immediately think of Ichi the Killer or Audition. But, he also did a musical comedy (The Happiness of the Katakuris) and, more recently, a great crime thriller (Detective Story). He has a range and depth that thrills every time you see him.

Wada (Masahiro Motoki) fills in for a...

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