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23 February 1967 (Japan) See more »
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Ichirô Araki ... Toyoaki Nakamura
Jûzô Itami ... Ôtake (as Ichizô Itami)
Koji Iwabuchi ... Hideo Uede (as Kôji Iwabuchi)
Akiko Koyama ... Takako Tanigawa
Kazuyoshi Kushida ... Katsumi Hiroi
Hiroko Masuda ... Satoko Ikeda
Nobuko Miyamoto ... Sanae Satomi
Hiroshi Satô ... Kôji Maruyama
Kazuko Tajima ... Mayuko Fujiwara
Hideko Yoshida ... Sachiko Kaneda
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Directed by
Nagisa Ôshima 
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Mamoru Sasaki 
Toshio Tajima 
Tsutomu Tamura  (as Takeshi Tamura)
Nagisa Ôshima 

Original Music by
Hikaru Hayashi 
Cinematography by
Akira Takada 
Film Editing by
Keiichi Uraoka 

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Also Known As:
"Nihon shunka-kô" - Japan (original title)
"A Treatise on Japanese Bawdy Songs" - International (English title)
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103 min
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Only Missing Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper: Rebellious 60's, 19 February 2013
Author: museumofdave from Corning, California

This film is loaded with allegory, much of it evident, I suspect, only if one is intimate with Japanese culture; to Western eyes, it is obvious that Oshima is dealing with disaffected youth, as four lads in school uniform aimlessly follow various paths that seem to offer opportunity for misbehavior of all kinds, especially sexual adventure; while on the quest, references are made to education, to the era of protest, to national relationships to China and Korea--recall that this film was made two years previous to Easy Rider (and makes that film look like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)--much of it can be confusing, but repeated viewings payback with rich rewards for those willing to look for more than entertainment

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