MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 84,578 this week

If You Were Young: Rage (1970)
"Kimi ga wakamono nara" (original title)

 -  Drama
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 167 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 17 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

, (translation), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1661 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
a list of 61 titles
created 22 Jun 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 21 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 63 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: If You Were Young: Rage (1970)

If You Were Young: Rage (1970) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of If You Were Young: Rage.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Princess Shizu's family is wiped out by an family of undead seeking revenge. The eight samurai can save her, but who and where are they?

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The villain is called Amakusa SHIRO Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling)

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Akiko Kana
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Young Tokiko works at a geisha house as a maid, waiting for her maiko practice (apprenticeship of geisha) to begin. The movie depicts detailed lifestyle of geishas at that time, showing their rules, loves, beauties and humanities.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Maki Miyamoto, Sumiko Fuji, Kaho Minami
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Meiko Kaji, Seizô Fukumoto
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kôichi Satô, Saki Takaoka, Keiko Oginome
House on Fire (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Ken Ogata, Ayumi Ishida, Mieko Harada
Jinsei gekijo (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Directors: Kinji Fukasaku, Sadao Nakajima, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Keiko Matsuzaka, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Kie Nakai
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This is the story of "The Forty-Seven Ronin." Based on historical events in 1701 -- 1702, the movie tells the tale of the Asano clan's downfall and the revenge of its former samurai on the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tsunehiko Watase
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Keiko Matsuzaka, Morio Kazama, Etsuko Shihomi
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tsunehiko Watase
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata, Janet Hatta
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tetsuo Ishidate ...
Kikuo
Gin Maeda ...
Asao
Chôichirô Kawarasaki
Hideki Hayashi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michiko Araki
Yumiko Fujita
Ryunosuke Minegishi
Hideo Murota
Sanae Nakahara
Mayumi Ogawa
Kiwako Taichi
Michie Terada
Toshiko Yabuki
Jitsuko Yoshimura
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

If You Were Young: Rage  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A poignant timelessness
30 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While not denying the criticisms leveled by other reviewers, I found a resonance in this movie that transcends the narrow framework on which it is set, the economic challenges of Japan in the 1960's.

The situation has been fairly well laid out--five friends, drawn together in a dream of hope for the future in a heartless city, the weak are weeded out, the two who succeed find no happiness.

But the film is not about the story of a dream deferred, it is the story of the individuals. Each of these characters is defined not by what they are striving for together, although that is the one thing they share in common, but by the weaknesses in their characters, the baggage they have brought with them from childhood, that have made them who they are and conspire to defeat their goals. One was traumatized by his mother's promiscuity, which creates an insurmountable barrier in forming intimate relationships; one was twisted by his insecurities into becoming a chronic liar and vicious coward. These characters rage more against their personal demons that betray them at every turn more than they are fighting against society.

They want to fit in, to form loving families, to trust and sustain their friends, but they end up betraying one another. It would be accidental if it weren't consciously decided upon, and even they are unable to articulate why they must behave as they do. Their own confusion is translated to the audience, and the cinematography contributes to this.

There is a bleakness to the film despite the vivid colors, but at the same time there is a sense that the surviving characters have not given up hope for the future, and the final message in this film is the same as in "Battle Royale"--Run for all you're worth. Run!


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sometimes a Great Notion? tjantus
Discuss If You Were Young: Rage (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?