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The Man with the Hollow-Tip Bullets (1961)

Sandanju no otoko (original title)

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Hideaki Nitani
Izumi Ashikawa
Yuji Kodaka
Akio Tanaka
Eiji Gô
Keisuke Noro
Asao Sano
Jun Hamamura
Hiroshi Kôno
Toshio Takahara
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Rare adventure yarn from Japan

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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