#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In China, the poor worker Tietou repairs tractors and misses his sweetheart Xiu Xiu, back in Japan, she having never sent any news to her family or him. While illegally emigrating to Japan, Tietou loses his Chinese documents and so cannot return to his country. He is welcomed by his countrymen who lodge and work in Shinjuku where they also help him to find illegal work. While running from a police raid through the sewage system where Chinese are illegally working, Tietou saves Inspector Kitano from drowning in the dirty water. Later, after an incident with his cousin, Joe, and a Taiwan gang, Tietou saves the powerful Yakuza boss Toshinari Eguchi. He is the husband of Xiu Xiu, who is now called Yuko and are parents of a little daughter. The mobster offers a dirty job to Tietou; in retribution, he promises to deliver the quarter dominated by the Taiwan gang to him. Tietou becomes the boss of the Chinese illegal immigrants. But his peaceful methods make him unpopular and Tietou starts to lose control over his men which escalates into a giant gang war.
Plot: Steelhead is a Chinese laborer who comes to Japan hoping for a better life. Unable to find honest work and bullied into the shadows with his fellow Chinese illegal immigrants, he soon finds himself ascending as the boss of a black market mob. After providing a deadly service to a powerful Yakuza crime boss, Steelhead’s rise to mafia power spirals rapidly out of control as he’s given reign over the dangerous and lucrative Shinjuku district.
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This is a totally different style of movie that we are so used to see from Jackie.
It is however a very touching story that i highly recommend to others to watch.
The movie is enticing all the way and the directory has done a fantastic job in his filming and story telling.
Given my background, i can very much identify with the characters in the movie.
Life is full of surprises, highs, lows, twists, irony, love, hate, joy, pride and all these are found in the movie.
Just loved it.
Flawed yet affecting mob saga
Derek Yee’s “Shinjuku Incident” begins with a flock of illegal Chinese immigrants riding waves of opportunity to the shores of Japan in the early 1990s and ends with its most illustrious member floating away on an irreversible current of ruin; call it a reversal of karmic proportions. A search for a lost love becomes a dream for glory, and with it arrives unwelcome guests: demons of greed and complacency, tucked away under fleeting disguises of brotherhood and honor.
Much has been said about the film being Jackie Chan’s first attempt at serious drama. For all its quiet nobility, his performance here is neither revelatory nor disastrous. The venerated action icon plays the role of Steelhead, a tractor mechanic from Northeastern China who enters Japan illegally in search of his girlfriend Xiu Xiu (Xu Jinglei). Working a variety of meager jobs in the bustling Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Steelhead befriends Jie (Daniel Wu), a headstrong young opportunist with unspoken inner fears. Together, Steelhead and Jie form their own gang in an attempt to preserve national identity and provide a haven for other fellow Chinese immigrants.
Their idealistic ventures hardly last long, as a rise to prominence means having to deal with every other entity struggling for control of the district: city police, organized Yakuza, factions of other established Chinese and Taiwanese gangs. As he and his companions become embroiled in disputes that veer straight into perilous territory, Steelhead finally stumbles upon his former girlfriend – only to discover that she has married the local influential Yakuza boss (Masaya Kato). Through a dizzying chain of events, Steelhead makes an unlikely rise to power within the Tokyo underworld, unaware of the growing chaos that threatens to split his former posse apart. A strange friendship with a tough police inspector (Naoto Takenaka) begins to play a major role as the film careens toward an improbably Shakespearean denouement.
The underlying moral of Derek Yee’s “Shinjuku Incident” is hardly new: Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Brutal sequences of gangland retribution are juxtaposed with touching depictions of harmony and humanity. The film’s most major pitfall lies in its uneven pacing, which certainly takes away some of the narrative’s staying power and results in a somewhat unsatisfying final movement. Yet even during its weaker moments, this flawed commercial noir manages to paint a compelling portrait of fallen heroes, oddly serene in the face of certain death.
Original Language cn
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Tung-Shing Yee
Writer Tung-Shing Yee, Tin Nam Chun
Actors Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu
Country Hong Kong
Awards 1 win & 6 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam Cameras
Laboratory Cine Art Laboratory Ltd., Hong Kong (prints), Kantana, Bangkok, Thailand (digital intermediate output) (also dailies), Tokyo Laboratory Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)