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Abashiri Bangaichi (1965)

Shinichi is a good guy serving three years and approaching the end of his time. He escapes handcuffed to dangerous Gunda, who instigated the escape. Thus tethered, they start out on a journey across the desolate snow country of Hokkaido.

Director:

Teruo Ishii

Writers:

Teruo Ishii (screenplay), Hajime Itô (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Takakura ... Shinichi Tsukibana
Kôji Nanbara Kôji Nanbara
Tetsurô Tanba
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe
Kanjûrô Arashi Kanjûrô Arashi
Kunie Tanaka
Kenji Ushio Kenji Ushio
Kôji Takishima Kôji Takishima
Kôji Miemachi Kôji Miemachi
Kazu Sugiyoshi Kazu Sugiyoshi
Seiya Satô Seiya Satô
Jôji Yoshimura Jôji Yoshimura
Kôji Sekiyama Kôji Sekiyama
Tadashi Suganuma Tadashi Suganuma
Tatsuya Kitayama Tatsuya Kitayama
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Shinichi is a good guy serving three years and approaching the end of his time. He escapes handcuffed to dangerous Gunda, who instigated the escape. Thus tethered, they start out on a journey across the desolate snow country of Hokkaido.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 April 1965 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Abashiri Prison See more »

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Toei Tokyo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Trivia

ABASHIRI BANGAICHI series. #1 of 18 films. See more »

Connections

Featured in Zubekô banchô: Zange no neuchi mo nai (1971) See more »

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Prison in the snow
22 January 2018 | by sinful-2See all my reviews

Abashiri Bangaichi was not the easiest movie to find. I found it kind of as an accident after I had given up on it. Abashiri Bangaichi is following a group of inmates in a a snow covered wilderness. it focuses mainly on Shinichi Tsukibana who is trying to get a parole.

The stories is about a group of prisoners and the interactions between themselves and the guards. It shows how the criminals get ranks after what crime they have done and how long sentences and how long they have been there.

Camera work was good. The actors did a very fine job too and the characters were interesting. So if you like prison movies this may be interesting for you if you come across it. I would also recommend if you are into old Japanese movies. It was certainly worth viewing.


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