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

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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Crazed Fruit, 26 August 2005
Author: cnamed from Canada

Ko Nakahira's Crazed Fruit is, to put it mildly, an immensely welcome addition to the Criterion roster. It is uniquely modernist, impressionistically rendered, sensual in its physicality, and absolutely unlike anything to precede it in Japanese cinema. To put it bluntly, Ko's film is as significant a break from aesthetic (and moral) traditions as Godard's Breathless would prove to be two years later. The story – nominally an attempt to cash in on the "sun tribe" fashion, whereby children of the wealthy would wile away their summers sun bathing and boating (an unthinkable luxury before the 1950s) – follows the travails of two selfish and licentious brothers whose love of the same girl yields to hyperbolic tragedy of epic proportions. Whether the ending is meant as a conservative suggestion of the moral repercussions precipitated by the making idle of one's hands, or something more bleakly Sartrean, is up to interpretation. What is clear is that none who see it shall ever forget. An epochal masterpiece, based on a book by the current mayor of Tokyo!

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