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Shintarô Ishihara (written by)
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Release Date:
20 October 1957 (Japan) See more »
A former boxer gets involved with a club hostess trying to escape the clutches of her gangster employer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Koreyoshi Kurahara 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shintarô Ishihara  written by

Produced by
Takiko Mizunoe .... producer
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
Cinematography by
Kuratarô Takamura 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
Art Direction by
Takashi Matsuyama 
Production Management
Akira Nakai .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Akinori Matsuo .... assistant director
Sound Department
Fumio Hashimoto .... sound
Masatoshi Takase .... fight choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitsuo Ônishi .... gaffer

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Also Known As:
"Ore wa matteru ze" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:91 min (TV)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Japanese Noir, 8 August 2015
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

A bar owner on the waterfront takes action to prevent a young woman from killing herself. This leads to a nice relationship, but both characters are carrying around deep secrets. The young man was a promising boxer but one night a man provoked him into a fight and he killed him, losing any chance of realizing his dream. This has led to depression and hope of changing his life in some way. His brother has supposedly gone to Brazil and is getting things ready for them to farm some land. The odd thing is that there has been no word from the him. The young woman is a lounge singer, and she is hooked up with some bad guys who want her back. Neither of them can seem to get rid of their respective pasts. Soon, the two stories become intertwined. This isn't bad but it is slow moving and meandering. Also, there is some unfinished business at the end.

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