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Crazed Fruit (1956) More at IMDbPro »Kurutta kajitsu (original title)

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Crazed Fruit -- Two brothers compete for the amorous favors of a young woman during a seaside summer of gambling, boating, and drinking, in this seminal Sun Tribe (taiyozoku) film from director Kô Nakahira.

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Release Date:
12 July 1956 (Japan) See more »
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Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Kô Nakahira 
 
Writing credits
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Shintarô Ishihara 

Produced by
Takiko Mizunoe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
Tôru Takemitsu 
 
Cinematography by
Shigeyoshi Mine 
 
Film Editing by
Masanori Tsujii 
 
Art Direction by
Takashi Matsuyama 
 
Production Management
Masatoshi Kurihashi .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Koreyoshi Kurahara .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Masakazu Kamiya .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Saburô Mio .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Kurutta kajitsu" - Japan (original title)
"Juvenile Jungle" - International (English title)
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86 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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François Truffaut was so taken with the film that he recommended it to the Cinematheque; this was the first Japanese film awarded that honor.See more »
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Continuity: Haruji is loading groceries into a car outside a small grocery stall. Eri rides up on her bike and starts talking to him. Right behind Haruji can be seen a wall clock, the hands of which indicate a time of 4:35. The camera switches to Eri's face for a few seconds, then back to Haru, but now the clock indicates a time of 4:29.See more »
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Referenced in 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)See more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
bone chilling, 28 January 2008
Author: Jacob Rippens from Los Angeles

This movie will fool you into thinking that its a story about something far more innocent that it actually is... im being vague so as to not give away any of the fun details. I don't know how to put it except to say that I really enjoyed the ride it took my heart on... first I was grinning stupidly at a tale of young love and by the end I had to pause for a moment to realize that my face was contorted in all sorts of disbelief and horror.... awesome!!!

One of the things I enjoy about this movie is that the true villains don't make much of an appearance. Its the character's own spoiled and frivolous lifestyles handed to them by their parents and sexual exploitation by foreigners that ruin these characters long before they ruin each other.

When the mother says, "don't hang out with your brother and his friends, they are horrible brutes etc etc" to which the boy replies "well,you raised him." In the movie this was a joke, and the characters allhad a nice chuckle... but that was the most serious point the story conveyed - the capitalist dream imploding - cuz lets face it, if you have everything you want, you're probably going to be bored and miserable.

In the same way, the very young very beautiful Hari marries the old white curr for his money, but realizes she's lost the most important thing, something priceless, her childhood innocence.

In my interpretation, its not the evil within these characters that leads to their undoing, its the evil they were subjected to. I want to believe there's good in them, and the actors do a brilliant job of keeping us wondering and uncertain about that because of the extremely nuanced and balanced performances.

The actors who play the brothers are brilliant, the younger especially, who has a very understated but creepy air about him...

In the end, all i can say is "bone chilling!!!" haha... watch it.

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