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Matatabi san ning yakuza (1965)

This anthology tells three separate stories, all about yakuza (Japan's gangsters) in the feudal period. In the first, Sentaro, a roaming yakuza, seeks sanctuary with a gang which then asks ... See full summary »

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Tadashi Sawashima
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kinnosuke Nakamura Kinnosuke Nakamura ... Kaze-no-Kyutaro
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Hatsukari-no-Sentaro
Hiroki Matsukata Hiroki Matsukata ... Dani-no-Genta
Hiroko Sakuramachi Hiroko Sakuramachi
Wakaba Irie Wakaba Irie
Takashi Shimura ... Kakegawa Bunzo
Junko Fuji Junko Fuji
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This anthology tells three separate stories, all about yakuza (Japan's gangsters) in the feudal period. In the first, Sentaro, a roaming yakuza, seeks sanctuary with a gang which then asks his help in a fight against its rivals. His attention is drawn primarily to a young woman who waits in vain for the man she loves. In the second tale, two gamblers barely escape from their pursuers after being caught cheating. They rest in a cabin where a young woman lives. The older gambler, it turns out, has a history with the young woman, a history that changes all three lives. The third tale concerns a young yakuza, a braggart and coward, who is asked by villagers to kill the hated official who torments them. Despite being a gangster, he finds himself sympathetic to the villagers' plight. Now if he can only find the courage to help them. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Action | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 May 1965 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Matatabi san-nin yakuza See more »

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Toei Kyoto See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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