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Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards (1963)
"Kutabare akutô-domo - Tantei jimusho 23" (original title)

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Seijun Suzuki's DETECTIVE BUREAU 2-3: GO TO HELL BASTARDS follows police detective Tajima (Shishido), who, tasked with tracking down stolen firearms, turns an underworld grudge into a ... See full summary »

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Tamio Kawachi ...
Manabe
Yûko Kusunoki ...
Misa
Kotoe Hatsui ...
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Nobuo Kaneko ...
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Hyôe Enoki
Tatsuya Hamaguchi
Hiroshi Hijikata ...
Horiuchi
Akira Hisamatsu ...
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Itô Hoshiko
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Seijun Suzuki's DETECTIVE BUREAU 2-3: GO TO HELL BASTARDS follows police detective Tajima (Shishido), who, tasked with tracking down stolen firearms, turns an underworld grudge into a bloodbath. Suzuki transforms a colorful potboiler into an on-target send-up of cultural colonialism and post-war greed. Written by Anonymous

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Unique cocktail
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What happens when you mix Adam West's Batman with James Bond, jazz music and pop art? Well... this movie. It's plain fun, full of primary colors, with a stylish hero in silk suit who doesn't take himself too seriously, clever deception tactics, gangs with samurai swords, pow! biff! bang!

Add Suzuki's usual game that transforms "continuity goofs" in virtue... Your usual "time" and "space" will be challenged. This is an acquired taste. If you are fan of Suzuki then this is a must. All of his trademarks are already there. And if you want to taste a new drink, this is a good chance.

Suzuki would be fired some years later since for the president of Nikkatsu Studios "we don't need a director who makes movies nobody understands". Suzuki's reply? "Why make a movie about something one understands completely? I make movies about things I do not understand, but wish to."

This film might serve as an aperitif for a different type of cinema. It will stimulate your appetite.


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