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Youth of the Beast (1963)
"Yajû no seishun" (original title)

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A violent thug plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Misako Watanabe ...
Kumiko Takeshita
Tamio Kawaji ...
Hideo Nomoto
Minako Katsuki
Daizaburô Hirata
Eiji Gô ...
Shigeru Takechi
Koichi Uenoyama
Akiji Kobayashi ...
Nomoto Tatsuo
Yuzo Kiura ...
Minegishi Takeo
Naomi Hoshi
Hiroshi Kôno ...
Honma
Eimei Esumi ...
Gorô Minami
Shuntarô Tamamura
Mizuho Suzuki
Zenji Yamada
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Joe Shishido plays a tough guy with a secret agenda. His violent behavior comes to the attention of a yakuza boss who immediately recruits him. He soon tries to make a deal with a rival gang a starts a gang war. His real motivations are gradually revealed as we find out how this all ties in with the murder of a policeman shown at the beginning of the film. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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21 April 1963 (Japan)  »

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A very hip 60's crime drama
25 June 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

One of Suzuki's best films. The scenes behind the one-way glass in the nightclub make for some brilliant camera angles. Joe Shishido turns in another fine performance as a brutish thug with a secret agenda. If you are a fan of 60's era violent gangster type cinema don't pass this up!


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