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Directed by
Kinji Fukasaku 
 
Writing credits
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Shinji Fujiwara  book
Fumio Kônami 
Hirô Matsuda 
Norio Osada 

Produced by
Akira Oda .... producer
Shigeru Wakita .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hajime Kaburagi 
 
Cinematography by
Keiji Maruyama 
 
Film Editing by
Keiichi Uraoka 
 
Production Design by
Osamu Miki 
 
Art Direction by
Kiminobu Satô 
 
Production Management
Junichi Mine .... executive in charge of production
Hiromi Munemoto .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yoshimi Yamada .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yoshiharu Kawazoe .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Yukio Obi .... sound
Kimifumi Satô .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenzô Ishiwata .... gaffer
 
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David Geiger .... english subtitles by
 

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Also Known As:
"Kyôkatsu koso waga jinsei" - Japan (original title)
"Blackmail Is My Life" - USA (DVD title)
"Call Me Blackmail!" - USA
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90 min
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UK:15 (2008)

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Excitingly and beautifully shot, 13 August 2008
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

Very stylish and innovative, this also moves at a furious pace. Excitingly and beautifully shot, this is a tale of four youngsters setting out on a career as blackmailers as they seem to have been passed by in the post-war Japanese boom. It can be a bit confusing with so many characters and the usual, bluff, double bluff and downright betrayal. The story is told both backwards and forwards and often the only way to tell of a flashback is that it begins in b/w, slowly turning to colour for most of the sequence, except for the times that it doesn't! There are so many stand out sequences but a colour sequence of consensual lovemaking intercut with one that is certainly not consensual in b/w is particularly effective. Outstanding camera-work and direction ensure that this looks and feels great all the time and if the ending is a little melodramatic, it is still enthusiastically shot with hand held and whirling cameras.

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