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The Youth Killer (1976)

Seishun no satsujinsha (original title)
Though his parents help him run the family business, Jun still feels persecuted by their love; when they bar him from meeting with his girlfriend, tensions increase.

Director:

Kazuhiko Hasegawa

Writers:

Kenji Nakagami (novel), Tsutomu Tamura
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yutaka Mizutani Yutaka Mizutani ... Saiki, Jun
Mieko Harada ... Keiko
Etsuko Ichihara Etsuko Ichihara ... Jun's mother
Ryôhei Uchida Ryôhei Uchida ... Jun's father
Kazuko Shirakawa Kazuko Shirakawa ... Keiko's mother
Jun Etô Jun Etô ... Miyata, Michio
Kaori Momoi ... Ishikawa, Ikuko
Takeo Chii Takeo Chii ... Hidaka, Toru
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yûji Arikawa Yûji Arikawa
Kai Atô Kai Atô
Go Hasegawa Go Hasegawa ... Son at the beach
Kazuhiko Hasegawa Kazuhiko Hasegawa ... Father at the beach
Kôji Himuro Kôji Himuro
Haruo Kariya Haruo Kariya
Akio Kuwasaki Akio Kuwasaki
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Though his parents help him run the family business, Jun still feels persecuted by their love; when they bar him from meeting with his girlfriend, tensions increase.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 October 1976 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Le meurtrier de la jeunesse See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiba, Japan See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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7 April 2008 | by santaspreesSee all my reviews

Framed by the last unfocused protests of 60s and 70s Japanese radicalism, this is a raw and rather ragged take on the doomed young lovers' motif (Thieves Like Us, Badlands) but where their American forebears take flight on the open road our troubled Japanese anti-heroes are set in a frieze of emotional and physical inertia and spend much of their time helplessly moping about in a roadside café.

This rarely-seen film boasts some great twilight cinematography of inhuman hinterlands (highway verges, the edges of an airport, blank vistas of ribbon development) and an unwavering faith in the central performances that borders on the indulgent but ultimately pays off in depicting the ferment of teenage desire and frustration.


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