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The Warped Ones (1960)

Kyônetsu no kisetsu (original title)
A juvenile delinquent gets out of the pen and causes reckless mayhem, mostly directed at the girlfriend of the journalist who helped send him up.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tamio Kawachi ...
Akira
Eiji Gô ...
Masaru
Noriko Matsumoto ...
Fumiko
Yuko Chishiro ...
Yuki
Kôjirô Kusanagi ...
Shinji Kumaki
Hiroyuki Nagato ...
Kashiwagi
Chico Roland ...
Gill
Chigusa Takayama ...
Yuki's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reiko Arai ...
Neighbor
Yôko Kosono ...
Woman in atelier
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A juvenile delinquent gets out of the pen and immediately embarks on a rampage of untethered anger, most of it directed at the girlfriend of the journalist who helped send him up. The Warped Ones sounded a lost generation's cry for help and was one of the films that kicked off Japan's cinematic sixties with a bang. Written by Anonymous

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Despicable protagonist, but outstanding filmmaking
4 April 2012 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Tamio Kawaji (the star of Seijun Suzuki's Story of a Prostitute and co-star of Youth of the Beast and Tokyo Drifter) stars as Akira, a jazz-fueled sociopath who sticks up his nose at society while committing all sorts of crimes with his best friend Eiji Go and prostitute Noriko Matsumoto. To get back at the man who put him in jail, Akira kidnaps his girlfriend (Yuko Chishiro), rapes her and gets her pregnant. Much of the largely plot less film is made up of Akira's shambling around Tokyo, followed by hand-held cameras and scored with American jazz music. Akira is one of the nastiest characters I've met in Japanese cinema, which is saying a lot, but the filmmaking is truly exciting and the black and white visuals are outstanding.


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