Blue Fish (1998)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Yosuke Nakagawa made his directorial debut with this 60-minute tale of small-town life in Naha on Okinawa where 18-year-old beauty-parlor worker Ryoko (Mari Ouchi) is intrigued after spotting a stranger enter an apartment near the salon. This is drug dealer Kazuya (Keigo Heshiki), and Ryoko makes contact with him, unaware that he's caught up in a gang war between rival Shanghai and Taiwan gangs. Shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.

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drug-dealer, gangster, gang-war, rival, stranger