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Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971)

Sho o suteyo machi e deyou (original title)
An angst-ridden teen dealing with his dysfunctional family hits the streets. The story is inter-cut with various psychedelic, energetic vignettes.

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Credited cast:
Hideaki Sasaki ...
Me
Masahiro Saito ...
Father
Yukiko Kobayashi ...
Sister
Fudeko Tanaka ...
Grandmother
Sei Hiraizumi ...
Soccer Team Captain
Keiko Niitaka ...
Prostitute Midori
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maki Asakawa ...
Prostitute - stairway
Akihiro Miwa ...
Maya at the Hell
J.A. Seazer ...
Longhaired Poet
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An angst-ridden teen dealing with his dysfunctional family hits the streets. The story is inter-cut with various psychedelic, energetic vignettes.

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Why did I just sit through that?
3 September 2012 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I like to take a chance with the films I watch - sometimes it pays off, other times I wish I'd just skipped over it. This film belongs in the latter category.

It really was awful... The characters are abhorrent, the dialogue is nonsensical, the use of green and purple filters is nauseating, It's just a horrendous viewing experience. Not to mention the scenes of gang rape, bestiality and animal cruelty, all accompanied by a cacophony of screams, wails and weird chanting, used simply to shock the viewer and further twist the dystopian society this film presents us with. The worst example of art-house cinema... I advise you to stay clear.

...The prostitution song was fun though ;)


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