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The Wolves (1971)
"Shussho Iwai" (original title)

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Seiji Iwahashi is released early from a 10-year prison sentence for killing the boss of a rival. He returns to find the two rival gangs finalizing a merger. When a pattern of corruption is ... See full summary »

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Rumi Aiki
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Gunjiro Ozeki
Mitsuko Aoi
Kimio Aoki
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Nobuhiro Hara
Hiroshi Hasegawa
Ken Hayami
Nobuo Hirasawa
Eiko Horii
Toshio Hosoi
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Seiji Iwahashi is released early from a 10-year prison sentence for killing the boss of a rival. He returns to find the two rival gangs finalizing a merger. When a pattern of corruption is revealed he can no longer sit back and let it continue. Written by Patrick Flynn

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Os Lobos  »

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A razor-sharp epic, filmed like a dream
12 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film is so marvellous to look at that you may wonder if Rembrandt has been re-born as a Japanese movie-director. Hideo Gosha has made an undisputable master-piece about rivalry, betrayal and the feud over a train-line. It is a classic gangster-film with a labyrinth-like plot. The Wolves is the real thing. This film is one of the best films ever made.


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