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Final Episode (1974)

Jingi naki tatakai: Kanketsu-hen (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 29 June 1974 (Japan)
While Hirono is in prison, his rival Takeda turns his own crime organization into a political party, whose two executives stir up new tensions in their thirst for power.

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Credited cast:
Hiroko Fuji
Gorô Ibuki
Nobuo Kaneko
Ryûji Katagiri
Takuzô Kawatani
Kin'ya Kitaôji
Akira Kobayashi
Hiroki Matsukata
Ryô Nishida
Yumiko Nogawa
Junkichi Orimoto
Kenichi Sakuragi
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Katsutoshi Otomo
Bunta Sugawara ...
Shozo Hirono
Kunie Tanaka
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While Hirono is in prison, his rival Takeda turns his own crime organization into a political party, whose two executives stir up new tensions in their thirst for power.

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A classic, unforgettable piece of cinema wraps up
3 October 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

With the authorities cracking down on organized crime, many yakuza families prolonged their existences by becoming political parties. The cops weren't fooled, but it did make it harder to prosecute them.

The talkiest of the entries and the entry burdened with the task of wrapping up dozens of loose threads, FINAL EPISODE depicts the legitimization of the crime and protection business and draws a curtain on the life of Bunta Sugawara's symbolic yakuza "torpedo".

It is as compelling for its performances as for its historical detail. Right up until the last body falls, director Fukasaku keeps the energy level high and kicks the narrative along at a heady pace.

It has been a monumental journey and a classic, unforgettable piece of cinema.


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