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The Warped Ones (1960)

Kyônetsu no kisetsu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime | 3 September 1960 (Japan)
A juvenile delinquent gets out of the pen and causes reckless mayhem, mostly directed at the girlfriend of the journalist who helped send him up.

Director:

Koreyoshi Kurahara

Writer:

Nobuo Yamada
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tamio Kawaji Tamio Kawaji ... Akira
Yuko Chiyo Yuko Chiyo ... Yuki
Eiji Gô Eiji Gô ... Masaru
Hiroyuki Nagato Hiroyuki Nagato ... Kashiwagi
Noriko Matsumoto Noriko Matsumoto ... Fumiko
Kôjirô Kusanagi Kôjirô Kusanagi ... Shinji Kumaki
Chico Roland Chico Roland ... Gill
Chigusa Takayama Chigusa Takayama ... Yuki's mother
Reiko Arai Reiko Arai ... Neighbor
Yôko Kosono Yôko Kosono ... Woman in atelier
Shôki Fukae Shôki Fukae
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A juvenile delinquent gets out of the pen and immediately embarks on a rampage of untethered anger, most of it directed at the girlfriend of the journalist who helped send him up. The Warped Ones sounded a lost generation's cry for help and was one of the films that kicked off Japan's cinematic sixties with a bang. Written by Anonymous

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They Do Every-thing!

Genres:

Action | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

3 September 1960 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Weird Love Makers See more »

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Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Despicable protagonist, but outstanding filmmaking
4 April 2012 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Tamio Kawaji (the star of Seijun Suzuki's Story of a Prostitute and co-star of Youth of the Beast and Tokyo Drifter) stars as Akira, a jazz-fueled sociopath who sticks up his nose at society while committing all sorts of crimes with his best friend Eiji Go and prostitute Noriko Matsumoto. To get back at the man who put him in jail, Akira kidnaps his girlfriend (Yuko Chishiro), rapes her and gets her pregnant. Much of the largely plot less film is made up of Akira's shambling around Tokyo, followed by hand-held cameras and scored with American jazz music. Akira is one of the nastiest characters I've met in Japanese cinema, which is saying a lot, but the filmmaking is truly exciting and the black and white visuals are outstanding.


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