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Kawaita mizuumi (1960)

An alienated young man flirts with extremism during a major student protest.


Masahiro Shinoda


Eiji Shinba (story), Shûji Terayama


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Shin'ichirô Mikami Shin'ichirô Mikami ... Takuya Shimojô
Shima Iwashita ... Yôko Katsura
Kayoko Honoo Kayoko Honoo ... Setsuko Kitamura
Hizuru Takachiho Hizuru Takachiho ... Fumie Sono
Kazuya Kosaka Kazuya Kosaka ... Seiichi Mizushima
Junichiro Yamashita Junichiro Yamashita ... Michihiko Kihara
Yachiyo Ôtori Yachiyo Ôtori ... Shizue
Yûnosuke Itô Yûnosuke Itô ... Oseto
Eiko Kujo Eiko Kujo ... Miyoko Edamura
Shinji Takano Shinji Takano ... Fujimori
Yuki Tominaga Yuki Tominaga ... Sakiko Ota
Keiko Kuni Keiko Kuni ... Takako Shinoyama
Kimihiko Takeda Kimihiko Takeda
Yosuke Hayashi Yosuke Hayashi
Teiko Sawamura Teiko Sawamura ... Bit Part


An alienated young man flirts with extremism during a major student protest.

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Release Date:

25 July 1961 (USA) See more »

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Youth in Fury See more »

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Shôchiku Eiga See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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A tale of an alienated youth in a time of turmoil
6 March 2014 | by pscamp01See all my reviews

This movie is also known as Youth in Fury, which is how it is listed in Hulu Plus. IMDb lists it as Masahiro Shinoda's first movie, but it is actually his second. This is significant because after the commercial failure of his first movie, One Way Ticket For Love, Shinoda's studio selected his projects for a number of years before he was able to gain his independence again. The result was a number of movies like this one: a brilliantly directed movie with a not particularly interesting story. The movie is a look at a college student named Shimojo set against a backdrop of widespread student demonstrations against a proposed U.S.- Japan security treaty. Shimojo has two sets of friends: a group of rich hedonists and a group of politically active friends, which results in two stories, neither one of which feels fully developed. And while Shimojo seems utterly captivating to everyone in the movie, he is so petulant and selfish that it is hard to see what they see in him or to care what happens to him. But even at this early stage in his career, Shinoda's eye for composition is so strong, that the movie remains a compelling visual experience. It's a shame that he didn't have a script that was equal to his talents.

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