The Bird People in China
The Bird People in China (1999)

One of Japan's hottest young directors, Takashi Miike directs this curious adventure story set in China's picturesque Yunnan province. Workaholic Tokyo salaryman Wada (Masashiro Motoki) ventures into deepest, darkest China to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 20, 1999
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Don Willmott

No human entrails were spilled in the making of this movie.

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Reid Volk
Miike's film tells a story of wonder, of finding yourself in the most unlikely of places, and of the encroachment of modernity. While most people praise… More
Saskia D.
I'm sorry to say it, but I was a little disappointed after seeing this. Although the movie has a beautiful message, it didn't quite tap into the… More
Jonathan Hutchings
For those who question Miike's versatility, I present Exhibit A, The Bird People in China. Genre-bending, insightful and poetic, this film displays the… More
Stella Dallas
a lovely film and not at all what one expects from the director of ichi the killer and audition. a young japanese businessman and a crazy yakuza are sent on a… More
Arash Xak
This kind of movies are hardly my type but TBPIC's approach is fun, adoring & impressive, Somehow loses its focus near the end but that's ok, This… More
El Hombre Invisible
Those who know Japanese cult director Takashi Miike only through his shock and gore films, such as Ichi the Killer and Audition which are both absolute classics… More