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Kurosen chitai (1960)

A reporter investigating a prostitution ring is framed for murder.

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Teruo Ishii
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Shigeru Amachi ... Kôji Machida
Kyôko Katsura Kyôko Katsura ... Kyôko
Yôko Mihara ... Maya
Toshio Hosokawa Toshio Hosokawa ... Gorô Torii
Utako Mitsuya Utako Mitsuya ... Misako - School Girl
Jun Ôtomo Jun Ôtomo ... Yûkichi Tachibana - Boss
Masayo Yoshida Masayo Yoshida ... Ranko Kuroki
Reiko Seto Reiko Seto ... Reiko ÔNuma
Daijirô Kikukawa Daijirô Kikukawa ... Namikawa
Kuniko Yamamura Kuniko Yamamura ... Kayo
Masaru Kodaka Masaru Kodaka ... The Man who Sells Naked Girl's photograph
Yûzô Harumi Yûzô Harumi ... Detective Suzuki
Hiroaki Kurahashi Hiroaki Kurahashi ... Detective Inoue
Kôichi Miya Kôichi Miya ... Detective Kondô
Kyôji Murayama Kyôji Murayama ... Policeman
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A reporter investigating a prostitution ring is framed for murder.

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Crime

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CHITAI series. #2 of 5 films. See more »

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Good solid drugs and prostitution thriller
3 January 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Good solid drugs and prostitution thriller set in old Yokohama. Complete with white trench coat, voiceovers and deep dark shadows this is Japan's answer to film noir and it fairy romps along with super cool jazz soundtrack. Bits of violence, bits of sex but generally a gutsy, moody, atmospheric tale with fine performances all round and lovely girls, in and almost out of costume. Fascinating to see the old city before the developments of recent years and at 80 minutes this doesn't let up and there are many fine moments including a fight atop a steam train, seemingly running through Yokohama and a bust up in what looked like a marionette warehouse. The extending opening sequence is particularly effective with street fortune teller and meeting in cramped room light by passing trains and culminating in naked death. Well worth seeking out, as I'm sure would be others in the series.


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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

13 January 1960 (Japan) See more »

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Black Line Zone See more »

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