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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 
 
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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 »
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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)See more »

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7 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Uneven, 5 February 2006
Author: HEFILM from French Polynesia

Very tame juvenile delinquent melodrama. Either boiled down or very true to life, but they seem very tame indeed by U.S. standards. Interesting look at Japanese life, again perhaps watered down, with a memorable ending, but getting there you have some poor rear-screen projection, uneven acting and pacing and a kind of bad "tough teen" music score that thankfully comes and goes. The music is probably the most dated aspect.

Some nice use of closeups to suggest love scenes and nice open and close structure help make up for the defects. It's not overly long but feels that way at times. Does show the influence of U.S. presence in post war Japan, though the American actors what little they have to do are pretty lousy.

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