MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 32,680 this week

Naked Youth (1960)
"Seishun zankoku monogatari" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  July 1961 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 1,105 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 18 critic

Kiyoshi is a brooding young man who treats women solely as objects. Makoto is a young woman who is just reaching her sexual awakening. She and her friends accept car rides from middle aged ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Toronto to debut Maggie, Boychoir
| ScreenDaily
Toronto to premiere Maggie, Forger
| ScreenDaily

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 17 Jun 2013
 
a list of 71 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Naked Youth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Naked Youth (1960)

Naked Youth (1960) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Naked Youth.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gohatto (1999)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Amorality in Japan. Tome is born into poverty in rural Japan, in the late 1910s. Chuji, her father, dotes on her; her mother is less faithful. Tome becomes a neighbor's mistress, works at ... See full summary »

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima
Kisses (1957)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Story of a young couple whose fathers are prison bound.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura
Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Aiko Mimasu
Manji (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A childless housewife falls in love with a beautiful model.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura
Stars: Ayako Wakao, Kyôko Kishida, Eiji Funakoshi
Drama | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young hoodlum decides to work for a criminal organization which is tearing itself apart.

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Masao Mishima
Pale Flower (1964)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Muraki, a hardboiled Yakuza gangster, has just been released from prison after serving a sentence for murder. Revisiting his old gambling haunts, he meets Saeko, a striking young ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Kaga, Takashi Fujiki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Sadako was raised as a maid in the household of her husband, who continues to treat her as a serf. While the husband is away... See full synopsis »

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryûichi Sakamoto
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A metaphysical mystery involving a university student's camera getting stolen, and the thief then committing suicide. Looking back upon the event, the situation comes to be questioned if it happened at all.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Kazuo Goto, Sukio Fukuoka, Kenichi Fukuda
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Hiromi Kurita, Shôji Ishibashi, Lily
Gô-hime (1992)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshiya Nagasawa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miyuki Kuwano ...
Makoto
Yûsuke Kawazu ...
Kiyoshi
...
Yuki, Makoto's elder
Fumio Watanabe ...
Akimoto, the doctor
Shinji Tanaka ...
Yoshimi Ito, student
Yosuke Hayashi
Shinjiro Matsuzaki ...
Terada
Toshiko Kobayashi ...
Teruko
Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi ...
Keizo Horio
Kyû Sazanka
Shin Morikawa
Shinko Ujiie ...
Masae Sakaguchi
Jun Hamamura ...
Masahiro, Makoto's
Tamotsu Tamura
Yuki Tominaga ...
Toshiko Nishioka
Edit

Storyline

Kiyoshi is a brooding young man who treats women solely as objects. Makoto is a young woman who is just reaching her sexual awakening. She and her friends accept car rides from middle aged men, although they state it is nothing more than fun with no intention of leading those men on. Kiyoshi and Makoto meet when he saves her from one of those middle aged men who tries to take advantage of her. Despite treating each other abusively, they start a relationship with each other which leads to what they call love, but feels more like an emotional dependence on each other to rebel against traditional society. Each with no money, they start to extort money from these middle aged men who she leads on. This act is only one demonstration of the only power they feel they have, namely sex, which they use against others as well as against each other in their doomed relationship. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

July 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Story of the Cruelties of Youth  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The adult subject matter was too much for the BBFC who rejected the film for a UK cinema certificate in 1960. It was finally passed uncut with a 15 certificate in 2008. See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Cautionary Tale
5 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a curious film, definitely of its time, but not from France. The two lovers Kyoschi and Makoto have a devil may care attitude about things. At times, you want to shake the female lead (Makoto) and tell her to be more responsible. Kyoschi is sometimes just this side of brutal to her, both physically and psychologically. The film reminds me a bit of "Rebel Without A Cause" and even "Breathless", which is more than likely intentional. For a Japanese film, it is fairly gritty. My only complaint is that most of the characters besides the two star crossed/unfortunately matched lovers are underwritten. I wonder if anyone thought at that time to show this film to youths in Japan, to let them know that falling in love is not always the true path to happiness. An interesting, fully watchable film.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Re-release this film!!! terrypeters_01
Realism musashi7007
Discuss Naked Youth (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?