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Nippon no akuryo (1970)

Murase is a bodyguard in a yakuza group. Ochiai is a police officer who once was a student activist. When they meet, they are surprised how identical they look. They decide to trade places with each other.

Director:

Kazuo Kuroki

Writers:

Yoshiyuki Fukuda (screenplay), Kazumi Takahashi (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yôsuke Enomoto Yôsuke Enomoto ... Kawada
Tatsumi Hijikata Tatsumi Hijikata ... Leader
Eiko Horii Eiko Horii ... Natsuko
Hideo Kanze Hideo Kanze ... Gotô
Akemi Nara Akemi Nara ... Ryûko
Kei Satô Kei Satô ... Murase / Ochiai
Michiko Takahashi Michiko Takahashi ... Young girl
Tatsuo Takahashi Tatsuo Takahashi ... Shônosuke Kitô
Taiji Tonoyama ... Pachinko owner
Fumio Watanabe Fumio Watanabe ... Baba
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Murase is a bodyguard in a yakuza group. Ochiai is a police officer who once was a student activist. When they meet, they are surprised how identical they look. They decide to trade places with each other.

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Genres:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 December 1970 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Spirits of Japan See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Century of Cinema: 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995) See more »

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