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Blackmail Is My Business (1968)
"Kyôkatsu koso waga jinsei" (original title)

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Hiroki Matsukata ...
Muraki
Tomomi Satô ...
Otoki
Shinjirô Ehara
Yûsuke Kawazu
Bin Amatsu
Ryôhei Uchida
Hideo Murota ...
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Akira Jo ...
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Eriko Sono
Kenjirô Ishiyama
Torahiko Hamada
Yôko Mihara
Keiji Takamiya
Shirô Amakusa
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Good, not great film from the Japanese New Wave
15 January 2004 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

The story involves four people whose work is blackmail. They're successful in their "business," but their eyes eventually get too big for their stomachs when they think they've found a way to rip off the yakuza. The job proves harder than the easy money it initially seemed. While it is generally well done, its techniques reminded me a little too much of the annoying modern style with a lot of unnecessary freeze frames, chronological jumps, and shifts from black and white to color. I also felt that the characters ought to have been more well developed; the story is good, but the style overwhelms possible substance. My favorite part of the film is the fact that the characters whistle the theme tune to Suzuki Seijun's Tokyo Drifter, which means that Suzuki had to have had some popularity if his work was quoted like this. 7/10.


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