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Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)

Jingi naki tatakai (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime , Drama | 13 January 1973 (Japan)
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During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses.

Director:

Kinji Fukasaku

Writers:

Koichi Iiboshi (story), Kazuo Kasahara (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bunta Sugawara Bunta Sugawara ... Shozo Hirono
Hiroki Matsukata Hiroki Matsukata ... Tetsuya Sakai
Kunie Tanaka ... Makihara Masakichi
Eiko Nakamura Eiko Nakamura ... Suzue Kunihiro
Tsunehiko Watase Tsunehiko Watase ... Toshio Arita
Gorô Ibuki ... Ueda
Nobuo Kaneko Nobuo Kaneko ... Yamamori
Toshie Kimura ... Mrs. Yamamori
Tamio Kawaji Tamio Kawaji ... Kanbara Seiichi
Mayumi Nagisa Mayumi Nagisa ... Akiko Shinjo
Asao Uchida Asao Uchida ... Okubo Kenichi
Shin'ichirô Mikami Shin'ichirô Mikami ... Shinkai Uichi
Hiroshi Nawa Hiroshi Nawa ... Doi
Shinji Takano Shinji Takano ... Kaneko Shoichi
Keiji Takamiya Keiji Takamiya ... Yamakata Shinichi
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During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 January 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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JINGINAKI TATAKAI series. #1 of 9 films. See more »

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Simply great...
28 January 2001 | by bill-552See all my reviews

For those who love yakuza films, this is one NOT to miss. Wild violence to start the film (two arms are lopped off within the first five minutes of the flick) sets a tone of dread (you don't know who'll be killed next). But more than action, the film brings a thoughtfulness to the fore. For those who want an English-language analogy, this film "feels" like Soderbergh's The Limey (though with a different plot and without the bouncing back-and-forth in time [though this movie does jump years in its narrative]).

Don't miss this one...


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