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Yakuza no hakaba: Kuchinashi no hana (1976)

When a cop is transferred to a new precinct it is obvious that the area's yakuza mob are not dealing with just another policeman. The cop is bent on results and is not immune to becoming ... See full summary »

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Kinji Fukasaku

Writer:

Kazuo Kasahara (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsuya Watari ... Kuroiwa
Meiko Kaji ... Keiko
Tatsuo Umemiya Tatsuo Umemiya ... Goro Iwaki
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Hidaka
Jûkei Fujioka Jûkei Fujioka ... Kojima
Kenji Imai Kenji Imai ... Shunji Matsunaga
Masataka Iwao Masataka Iwao ... Masaharu Kusumoto
Nobuo Kaneko Nobuo Kaneko ... Akama
Takuzô Kawatani Takuzô Kawatani ... Kajiyama
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi ... Akira Kitajima
Mikio Narita Mikio Narita ... Nozaki
Junkichi Orimoto Junkichi Orimoto ... Takechi Hatano
Kei Satô Kei Satô ... Teramitsu Abara
Masaru Shiga Masaru Shiga
Harumi Sone Harumi Sone ... Katsugi Kanai
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Storyline

When a cop is transferred to a new precinct it is obvious that the area's yakuza mob are not dealing with just another policeman. The cop is bent on results and is not immune to becoming rough in order to get results. Matters take a different turn, however, as the policeman juxtaposes the nature of his targets with his own colleagues, examines their actions more closely and becomes acquainted with a woman on the fringe of the criminal underworld. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 October 1976 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Yakuza Burial: Jasmine Flower See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Excellent crime drama which will appeal to Beat Takeshi fans.
17 September 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

How ironic that director Kinji Fukasaku began to get a LOT of attention for his final movie (the amazing 'Battle Royale' - watch it today!) after a career spanning some forty years and sixty movies in many genres! How many other directors are unfairly languishing in obscurity because they aren't Anglo-American or talked up by Quentin Tarantino? 'Yakuza Graveyard' is a fascinating and brutal crime thriller that really impressed me. Along with Oshima's 'In The Realm Of The Senses' and Imamura's 'Vengeance Is Mine' it shows that there was some amazing films being made in mid-70s Japan. Films that are only now getting the attention they deserve! Tetsuya Watari (star of the extraordinary 1960s cult movie 'Tokyo Drifter') plays a cop who forms a friendship with a local criminal and eventually falls for the man's sister. Yes, it's the old "what side am I on?" plot we've seen many times, but it's done very well. Watari later had a small role in Beat Takeshi's 'Brother', and fans of Takeshi's yakuza movies would do well to track 'Yakuza Graveyard' down as it no doubt was a strong influence on Takeshi's movies like 'Violent Cop' and 'Hana-bi'. I really enjoyed watching 'Yakuza Graveyard' and highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates intelligent and uncompromised crime dramas, Japanese or otherwise.


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