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

 -  Drama  -  23 October 1976 (Japan)
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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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Raw Power

Set against a background of 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, here our anti-heroes are set in a frieze of emotional and physical inertia, spending much of their time in a roadside cafe.

Some great twilight photography, brilliant depictions of inhuman hinterlands (highway verges, the edges of an airport, blank vistas of ribbon development) and a 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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