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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 
 
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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Pioneering Film, 23 February 2008
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

This film is about a bunch of young men who live the good life (none have jobs, but they have money) in post-war Japan. The film focuses on two brothers and their mutual affection for a young lady named Eri. I don't blame them for being infatuated with her, she is next to beautiful. First its the younger brother Haruji who is able to woo her. Then the older brother Natsuhisa goes for her, out of both desire and jealousy. Eri turns out to be married to an American who spends very little time with her, so she is able to be involved in these affairs. Although this may seem a bit tame now, it was a scandalous film in 1956. It ushered in a Japanese new wave, or it at least suggested one was imminent. The film becomes better with time, as you focus on the love triangle. The actors and Mie Kitahara, who plays Eri, are all convincing. The DVD has commentary from Donald Richie, who is an authority on Japanese film. Again, risqué for the time, tame now (but so is "Rebel Without A Cause" and thats a great film), it is definitely worth your time.

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