A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One.
The young rebel Juro has to deal with an environment of crime and prostitution, and the impact of its choices on personal relationships: one with his mother, with the lover of the latter and with a girl in love with him.
Police detective Tajima, tasked with tracking down stolen firearms, turns an underworld grudge into a blood-bath. Suzuki transforms a colorful pot-boiler into an on-target send-up of cultural colonialism and post-war greed.
After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and... See full summary »
One more Seijun Suzuki movie that I could purchase, but unfortunately without subtitles. So, as usual, I will do my best to explain or simply talk about this movie. It takes place in the jungle, in the mid fifties, early sixties, and the hero, the main lead, as the title says, is a loner carrying a shotgun and walking through the countryside, from time to town. At first sight, we can consider it as a sort of Japanese western scheme. The loner is not a cow boy but a man carrying a rifle and defending a poor singing girl in a cheap village cafe, a chick who is molested by a bunch of men. And the bad guys are not cattle barons and their henchmen but local Yakuzas whom our hero will be up against. One surprising sequence where the lead sings with an accordion. Beautiful settings among the mountains and the woods which look like Wyoming. Worth watching.
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