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27 January 1960 (Japan) See more »
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A sharpshooter kills two prisoners in a police van at night. The guard on the van is suspended for six months; he's Tamon... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Michitaro Mizushima ... Daijiro Tamon
Mari Shiraki ... Tsunako Ando
Misako Watanabe ... Yuko Hamashima
Shinsuke Ashida ... Jube Hamashima
Shôichi Ozawa ... Goro Kashima
Ryôhei Uchida ... Kuji
Tôru Abe ... Akahori
Tatsuo Matsushita ... Captain Takamura
Saburô Hiromatsu ... Ota
Reiko Arai ... Osen
Toyo Fukuda ... Housewife
Kotoe Hatsui ... Merchant's wife
Akira Hisamatsu ... Masaki
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Directed by
Seijun Suzuki 
 
Writing credits
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Shin'ichi Sekizawa 
Kazuo Shimada  story

Produced by
Ryoji Mogi .... planner
 
Original Music by
Koichi Kawabe 
 
Cinematography by
Shigeyoshi Mine 
 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
 
Production Design by
Takeharu Sakaguchi  (as Bugen Sakaguchi)
 
Sound Department
Saburo Takahashi .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinnosuke Ando .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Sono gosôsha wo nerae: 'Jûsangô taihisen' yori" - Japan (original title)
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79 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
New on DVD from Criterion (on their Eclipse label), 31 August 2009
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Twisty detective flick from the director of Branded to Kill. After the police van of which he was in charge is ambushed by a sniper, prison guard Michitaro Mizushima (the star of the earlier Suzuki film Underworld Beauty) is suspended from his job. Upset over his failure to protect those under his charge, Mizushima conducts his own investigation. This is an extremely convoluted mystery - a fact to which the film cops. Suzuki's master direction keeps it moving. The opening and closing sequences in particular are brilliant. I just wish I knew what the Hell was going on! I was very tired while watching it, I should say.

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