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Sêrâ-fuku to kikanjû (1981)

A teenage delinquent schoolgirl named Izumi Hoshi inherits her father's Yakuza clan.

Director:

Shinji Sômai

Writers:

Jirô Akagawa (novel), Yôzô Tanaka
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiroko Yakushimaru Hiroko Yakushimaru ... Hoshi, Izumi
Tsunehiko Watase Tsunehiko Watase ... Sakuma, Makoto
Rentarô Mikuni Rentarô Mikuni ... Hajime Sandaiji, Futoccho
Yuki Kazamatsuri Yuki Kazamatsuri ... Sandaiji, Mayumi
Kazuo Kitamura Kazuo Kitamura ... Hamaguchi
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Kuroki
Masaaki Daimon Masaaki Daimon ... Masa
Makoto Satô Makoto Satô
Minori Terada Minori Terada ... Hagiwara
Kamatari Fujiwara ... Ryuji Hoshi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shinpei Hayashiya Shinpei Hayashiya ... Hiko
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Shuhei
Tatsuya Oka Tatsuya Oka ... Tetsuo
Yôsuke Saitô Yôsuke Saitô ... Detective
Toshiya Sakai Toshiya Sakai ... Akira
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A teenage delinquent schoolgirl named Izumi Hoshi inherits her father's Yakuza clan.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 December 1981 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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A Dramedy With A Good Concept
1 February 2009 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This was probably the young Hiroko Yakushimaru's most successful role in what was then the beginning of her career. She plays Koizumi, a high school student (hence the sailor suit part of the title) whose father passes away and by virtue of bloodline becomes the leader of a small Yakuza gang. The movie has some comic moments just from the concept, that a girl could run this somewhat motley group of guys. However, it is Miss Yakushimaru's performance that really makes this film. One moment sh'e weak, the next strong, one minute playful, the next serious, one minute a girl, next on the cusp of womanhood. One of the things I like about this film was they didn't complicate it by giving her a love interest. She gets to make mistakes, be tough and be a female in a male dominated world without there being too much reference to her attractiveness. Miss Yakushimaru has since gone on to make other films, including playing the wife in the two excellent Always Sunset On Third Street films, but this is her more or less at the beginning. I think you'll like it.


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