Ley Lines (1999) is part of the Black Society Trilogy directed by Takashi Miike, that also includes the impressive Rainy Dog and, the yet ot be viewed by me, Shinjuku Triad Society. So far the first two installments focus on outsiders, (A Japanese in Taiwan in Rainy Dog) and Chinese in Japan in this film. Also, both films focus on unlikely families is that are formed in the underworld fringes of society. In Rainy Dog, a boy, a hit man, and prostitute form the unlikely family, while in this film it is a pair of brothers, their school friend and a Chinese prostitute that form the unlikely family. So far, these are two of Miike's best films in my opinion. They both have creative uses of camera angles, film filters, acting, and dramatic story lines in which the lead characters try to escape their shady environments which end in tragedy or ambiguously.