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The Wolves (1971)

Shussho Iwai (original title)
After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, a gangster gets released early - only to find that his ex-gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, bloodshed is bound to begin anew.

Director:

Hideo Gosha
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rumi Aiki Rumi Aiki
Hideyo Amamoto
Noboru Andô Noboru Andô ... Gunjiro Ozeki
Mitsuko Aoi Mitsuko Aoi
Kimio Aoki Kimio Aoki
Yoshitarô Asawaka Yoshitarô Asawaka
Kyôko Enami Kyôko Enami ... Oyu
Jun Haichi Jun Haichi
Tsuyoshi Hanada Tsuyoshi Hanada
Nobuhiro Hara Nobuhiro Hara
Hiroshi Hasegawa Hiroshi Hasegawa
Ken Hayami Ken Hayami
Nobuo Hirasawa Nobuo Hirasawa
Eiko Horii Eiko Horii
Toshio Hosoi Toshio Hosoi
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Seiji Iwahashi is released early from a 10-year prison sentence for killing the boss of a rival. He returns to find the two rival gangs finalizing a merger. When a pattern of corruption is revealed he can no longer sit back and let it continue. Written by Patrick Flynn

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 October 1971 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Loups See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A razor-sharp epic, filmed like a dream
12 October 1999 | by bungle-2See all my reviews

This film is so marvellous to look at that you may wonder if Rembrandt has been re-born as a Japanese movie-director. Hideo Gosha has made an undisputable master-piece about rivalry, betrayal and the feud over a train-line. It is a classic gangster-film with a labyrinth-like plot. The Wolves is the real thing. This film is one of the best films ever made.


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