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15 February 1975 (Japan) See more »
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A self-destructive man becomes a powerful member of the Japanese mafia but quickly loses his self control. Based on the true story of Rikio Ishikawa. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Kinji Fukasaku 
 
Writing credits
Tatsuhiko Kamoi  and
Hirô Matsuda  and
Fumio Kônami 

Goro Fujita (novel "Kanto yakuza mono" and "Jingi no hakaba")

Produced by
Kazumori Higashi .... development producer
Tatsuo Yoshida .... producer
 
Original Music by
Toshiaki Tsushima 
 
Cinematography by
Hanjirô Nakazawa 
 
Film Editing by
Osamu Tanaka 
 
Art Direction by
Tadayuki Kuwana 
 
Set Decoration by
Kazuhiro Yonezawa 
 
Costume Design by
Minoru Nagatani 
 
Makeup Department
Shôji Irie .... makeup artist
Yasue Ishikawa .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hiroshi Kodaira .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tadayuki Komatsu .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitsuo Katô .... still photographer
Tadasaburo Ono .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Michio Ishikawa .... stage manager
Ichi Kobayakawa .... equipment
Yasuyo Yamauchi .... archivist
 
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Also Known As:
"Jingi no hakaba" - Japan (original title)
"Psycho Junkie" - USA (bootleg title)
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Japan:94 min
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Version of Shin Jingi no Hakaba (2002)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Fukasaku annihilates the gangster genre, 17 March 2008
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

The bittersweet irony of Fukasaku was that he was a talented man that only became known to us through his last film. So it's enthralling to discover small gems like this when in the West we were praising Scorsese for his grittiness.

It helps to know a bit about this type, the yakuza film. Fukasaku's The Yakuza Papers series offer all the introduction you're going to need.

If you are acquainted this will come as a pleasant surprise. The plot is nowhere near as convoluted, the barrage of constant name-dropping that made the former occasionally hard to follow is absent. Instead we get the distilled energy, with hand-held cameras peering from the most improbable angles, filming the numerous fights not from a distance but in the middle of the swirl. We get stills, narration, clever use of sepia, fast forwards and so on, years before Tarantino made it cool.

Yet what sets Graveyard of Honour apart from other yakuza movies is the protagonist. He's not the typical rags to riches and back figure seen in gangster movies. He doesn't hit the good time before falling down, he's not Tony Montana. No, it's all down-hill for him; a self-destructive yakuza without a care in the world who brings about his own misery and challenges his bad karma at every corner. His nihilistic stare reminded me of Ryonosuke Tsukue from Sword of Doom.

Strongly recommended for crime drama fans.

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