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I really liked this film, and it is a shame that it took so long for this film to reach our shores.
Everything is exploring some subtext or another; this is one of those films one can watch repeatedly, focusing, or picking up, something entirely new each time.
Most notably, and in spite of the presence of a disgruntled Yakuza, there is very little violence and almost no blood.
I had seen this film at the Honolulu Film Festival when it first came out. I must have misremembered it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ryutai
Don't get me wrong: I watched this film in Japan as a film production student, and it took me almost 10 years to finally get it and watch it again. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cesar Diaz
This film was recommended to me by my Japanophile movie-loving colleague. On his advice, I bought it. I had no idea what to expect, although I was intrigued by the cover. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Davalon
I have been systematically watching all of Miike's films for the past few months and this one was a surpriser. Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by Leylines
Beautiful landscape, poor surrounding, fictional people, realistic Mafia-Yakuza, handsome performers and overextended movie running time.
What is all this about?
I have been wanting to view this film for some time, and finally purchased this Miike film along with "The Great Yokai War. Read morePublished on February 12, 2007 by Ernest Jagger
I had seen several Miike films prior to spotting "The Bird People in China" in a video store. I had started out with "Imprint", a graphic, horrific tv drama he made for the... Read morePublished on November 8, 2006 by Victor Schwartzman
As other people said this movie is just great.
By the way Humberto Japan is a country not a city
The Bird People in China (Takashi Miike, 1998)
It was the late nineties when Takashi Miike went from being journeyman director of yakuza V-cinema flicks to true visual... Read more