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Aru koroshiya (1967)

The main character is a man from the WW2 generation who has lost his dreams in post-war Japan. While working as a cook in a restaurant he also earns some money as a contract killer. He ... See full summary »

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Raizô Ichikawa
Yumiko Nogawa
Mikio Narita
Asao Koike
Mayumi Nagisa
Sachiko Kobayashi
Jôtarô Senba
Saburô Date
Tatsuo Matsushita
Yûji Hamada
Chikara Hashimoto
Yukio Horikita
Yûsaku Terashima
Hajime Koshikawa
Sôji Shibata
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The main character is a man from the WW2 generation who has lost his dreams in post-war Japan. While working as a cook in a restaurant he also earns some money as a contract killer. He kills a Yakuza-boss using a tatami-needle and hides in a shabby apartment in a suburb. Written by Anonymous

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29 April 1967 (Japan)  »

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stylish, hip and very cool
4 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Marvellous, stylish, hip and very cool mid sixties colour movie from the celebrated Japanese 'B' movie director, Kazuo Mori. Starring the impressive Raizo Ichikawa, who reprised the role in the subsequent 'A Certain Killer's Key' and is astonishingly good in this not putting a foot wrong, unless you count the slightly silly fist fight at the end, which is probably intended to be amusing. the other major asset in this sparkling film is the lovely, Yumiko Nogawa who was still working until very recently and whose first film was that of Seijun Suzuki, 'Gate Of Flesh'. The film itself tells of a highly accomplished hit man a few bad yakuza and some even more bad ones and a guy and a girl who tag along with our hero. Great stuff with more than a nod to the French new wave.


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