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The Youth Killer (1976)
"Seishun no satsujin sha" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  23 October 1976 (Japan)
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Credited cast:
Yutaka Mizutani ...
Saiki, Jun
Mieko Harada ...
Keiko
Etsuko Ichihara ...
Jun's mother
Ryôhei Uchida ...
Jun's father
Kazuko Shirakawa ...
Keiko's mother
Jun Etô ...
Miyata, Michio
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Ishikawa, Ikuko
Takeo Chii ...
Hidaka, Toru
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Yûji Arikawa
Kai Atô
Go Hasegawa ...
Son at the beach
Kazuhiko Hasegawa ...
Father at the beach
Kôji Himuro
Haruo Kariya
Akio Kuwasaki
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Framed by the last unfocused protests of 60s and 70s Japanese radicalism, this is a raw and rather ragged take on the doomed young lovers' motif (Thieves Like Us, Badlands) but where their American forebears take flight on the open road our troubled Japanese anti-heroes are set in a frieze of emotional and physical inertia and spend much of their time helplessly moping about in a roadside café.

This rarely-seen film boasts some great twilight cinematography of inhuman hinterlands (highway verges, the edges of an airport, blank vistas of ribbon development) and an unwavering faith in the central performances that borders on the indulgent but ultimately pays off in depicting the ferment of teenage desire and frustration.


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