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Shôwa zankyô-den (1965)

After World War II, their town was a pile of rubble. Gennosuke, the second generation boss of the Kamizu Group was upholding yakuza chivalry by keeping black-market and illegal items out of... See full summary »

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Seiji
Ryô Ikebe ...
Kazama
Yoshiko Mita ...
Aya
Shinjirô Ebara ...
Kiyo (as Shinjirô Ehara)
Hiroki Matsukata ...
Masa
Michitarô Mizushima ...
Iwasa
Nobuo Yana ...
Shimada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryuichi Fujiyama
Takashi Hio
Tomosaburô Ii
Fusatarô Ishijima
Keiko Itô
Seiichirô Kameishi
Hiroshi Kawai
Tatsuya Kitayama
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After World War II, their town was a pile of rubble. Gennosuke, the second generation boss of the Kamizu Group was upholding yakuza chivalry by keeping black-market and illegal items out of their open-air market. Taking advantage of the mess, Iwasa and his gang take hold of goods from the US military, black-market and controlled items in order to become the most powerful group in Enko area.

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1 October 1965 (Japan)  »

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Brutal Tales of Chivalry  »

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Followed by Showa zankyo-den: Yabure-gasa (1972) See more »

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The usual and authentic Japanese product.

As I just wrote, no surprise in this nice and well done action Japanese programmer. A sort of mix up of yakuza feature and social drama. The story of a bunch of friends involved with the mob, racketeers, about business around the building of a new market place. The boss of these guys is just back from war - Ken Takakura - and of course he will have to lead his men to the fight against the bad men. Honor, friendship, poor women who have to accept men's burden to save this same honor, lots of violence - but not as gruesome as in order Japanese flicks - melodramatic accents, and you have here all the ingredients of a genuine Japanese crime action movie. It's not a Fukasaku film, but you can get it if you like this kind of cinema.


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