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Gohiki no shinshi (1966)

Fresh out of prison, a broken man reluctantly takes a job to kill three men, but changes his mind when some gangsters target the same men. He then tries to find out why the men are being targeted in the first place.

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Oida
Ichirô Nakatani
Hisashi Igawa
Kunie Tanaka
Kaneko Iwasaki ...
Utako
Atsuko Kawaguchi
Tatsu Nakamura
Akiko Nomura
Toshie Kimura
Hideyo Amamoto
Hachiro Tatsumi
Yukari Uehara ...
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Chiyo Aoi ...
Oida's Girl
Torahiko Hamada
Yoshio Inaba
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Fresh out of prison, a broken man reluctantly takes a job to kill three men, but changes his mind when some gangsters target the same men. He then tries to find out why the men are being targeted in the first place.

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15 January 1966 (Japan)  »

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Cash Calls Hell  »

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29 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Most enjoyable 1966 b/w noir thriller from Japan. Super jazzy soundtrack, great cinematography and solid performances all round, including that of a very young little girl. A deal done in jail as one of them is released just over a week before the other precipitates a tough and non-stop action movie with great location shooting evoking a fantastic picture of late sixties, back street Japan. I thought I had lost the drift fairly early on but it transpired it was intentional, so all was well and particularly for a Japanese film of this period, it is remarkably simple to follow, despite all the usual complications and cases of double cross. Maybe. Oh and as usual you won't anticipate the ending.


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