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Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971)

Sho o suteyo machi e deyô (original title)
An angst-ridden teen dealing with his dysfunctional family hits the streets. The story is inter-cut with various psychedelic, energetic vignettes.

Director:

Shûji Terayama

Writer:

Shûji Terayama
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hideaki Sasaki Hideaki Sasaki ... Me
Masahiro Saito Masahiro Saito ... Father
Yukiko Kobayashi Yukiko Kobayashi ... Sister
Fudeko Tanaka Fudeko Tanaka ... Grandmother
Sei Hiraizumi Sei Hiraizumi ... Soccer Team Captain
Keiko Niitaka Keiko Niitaka ... Prostitute Midori
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maki Asakawa Maki Asakawa ... Prostitute - stairway
Jennifer Merin Jennifer Merin ... Angel From Hell
Akihiro Miwa Akihiro Miwa ... Maya at the Hell
J.A. Seazer J.A. Seazer ... Longhaired Poet
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An angst-ridden teen dealing with his dysfunctional family hits the streets. The story is inter-cut with various psychedelic, energetic vignettes.

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Drama | Music

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 April 1971 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Featured in Century of Cinema: 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995) See more »

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Why did I just sit through that?
3 September 2012 | by iain-cocksSee all my reviews

I like to take a chance with the films I watch - sometimes it pays off, other times I wish I'd just skipped over it. This film belongs in the latter category.

It really was awful... The characters are abhorrent, the dialogue is nonsensical, the use of green and purple filters is nauseating, It's just a horrendous viewing experience. Not to mention the scenes of gang rape, bestiality and animal cruelty, all accompanied by a cacophony of screams, wails and weird chanting, used simply to shock the viewer and further twist the dystopian society this film presents us with. The worst example of art-house cinema... I advise you to stay clear.

...The prostitution song was fun though ;)


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