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Hiroshi Takeyama (screenplay)
Shûgorô Yamamoto (novel)
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14 May 2002 (Japan) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Eiji

Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Sabu
Tomoko Tabata ... Nobuko
Kazue Fukiishi ... Osue
Kenji Sawada ... Okayasu
Naomasa Musaka ... Matsuda
Tatsuo Yamada ... Ryojiro Kojima
Yoshiki Arizono ... Yohei
Keisuke Horibe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken'ichi Endô ... Giichi
Mayuko Nishiyama ... Osono

Hiroshi Tamaki ... Kinta
Yôji Tanaka ... Toku
Akira Yasuda
Ren Ôsugi ... Heizo

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hiroshi Takeyama  screenplay
Shûgorô Yamamoto  novel

Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
Cinematography by
Hideo Yamamoto 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masato Tanno .... first assistant director

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122 min


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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Studmuffin Reformed by Unearned Punishment, 2 November 2003
Author: Michael Zeleny (zeleny) from Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Coming from the prolifically warped Takashi Miike, this is a surprisingly straightforward psychological period drama. As witnessed and protected by his self-effacing best friend Sabu (Satoshi Tsumabuki), pretty boy Eiji (Tatsuya Fujiwara) receives proper comeuppance for his arrogance through being wrongfully accused and punished for a crime inspired by his allure. The bootleg U.S. DVD by Ctenosaur is a work of love. Highly recommended.

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