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Whao!!! I was not disappointed by this yakuza film, made by the great director who gave us so many masterpieces. Although there is no real surprise in this predictable story of fierce, cruel war among gangs in the 60's Japan. We find here Bunta Sugawara and Koji Tsuruta, the usual actors for Fukasaku's films. Tsuruta is not the lead, but his characters is as poignant as usual, in other films. He plays here an old hood just released from jail who help his old friend Sugawara against a huge bunch of gangsters. Friendship, honour, manhood where women are invisible - or nearly - and a sort of chivalry among hoods.
The ending reminds me another Fukasaku masterpiece: BAKUTO GAJIN BUTAI, starring Tsuruta - him again - and the magnificent Ando Noburu.
Never miss a Fukasaku movie, especially when it is a yakuza one.
But only, of course, if you are a die hard "afficionado" like me. The craziest ones.
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