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Karakkaze yarô (1960)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime | 23 March 1960 (Japan)
Takeo is a young yakuza who renounces his former criminal activities after being released from prison. But sometimes escaping the past is not so easy.

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... Takeo Asahina
... Yoshie Koizumi
... Susumu Aikawa
... Gohei Hirayama
... Masako Katori (as Yoshie Mizutani)
Jun Negami ... Yusaku Sagara
Keizô Kawasaki ... Shoichi Koizumi
Reizaburô Yamamoto ... Daizaburo
Michiko Ono ... Ayako Takatsu (as Toshiko Hasegawa)
Shigeru Kôyama ... Masa
Ken Mitsuda
Mayumi Kurata
Mantarô Ushio
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Takeo is a young yakuza who renounces his former criminal activities after being released from prison. But sometimes escaping the past is not so easy.

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Solid yakuza film
11 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Novelist Yukio Mishima stars as the hired gun for a down at heel yakuza clan in this top notch action flick. Unlike the previous reviewer, I think Mishima's performance is excellent, especially for those who go for that brooding James Dean attitude. Karakkaze yarô (Afraid to Die) was superbly shot in brilliant colour by cinematographer Hiroshi Murai (Sword of Doom, Samurai Assassin) and the widescreen Daieiscope process is well utilized by director Yasuzo Masumura. There are some wonderful and memorable set pieces, notably a completely twisted night club scene featuring a naughty song about bananas, and the final scene involving Mishima and an escalator. Well worth a look.


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