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Bad Boys (1961)

Furyo shonen (original title)
| Drama | 1966 (USA)
An improvisational film depicting life in a boys' reform school.

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Hirokazu Yoshitake
Koichiro Yamazaki
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An improvisational film depicting life in a boys' reform school.

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Good film about troubles youth
23 June 2001 | by (oakland) – See all my reviews

This is a very good film reminiscent of Truffaut's 400 BLOWS and Bunuel's LOS OLVIDADOS. The cast is made up of actual juvenile delinquents and the authenticity shows. The kids have no trouble playing themselves. Unfortunately the video that makes the rounds in the U.S. is very bad quality, suffering from the dreaded white subtitles lost in white background phenomena. It might be worth waiting for a film festival or revival screening. Takemitsu's score isn't as distinctive as his better known works, but it's still nice. A very light score representing care free youthfulness.


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