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Last Days of the Boss (1976)

Shin jingi naki tatakai: Kumicho saigo no hi (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 24 April 1976 (Japan)
Sugawara plays Nozaki, a laborer who swears allegiance to a sympathetic crime boss, only to find himself elected his successor after the boss is murdered. Restrained by a gang alliance that... See full summary »

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Kinji Fukasaku

Writer:

Kôji Takada
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Credited cast:
Bunta Sugawara ... Shuichi Nozaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isao Bitô Isao Bitô ... Shinkichi Kuwata
Takeo Chii ... Matsuzo Samukawa
Takashi Ebata Takashi Ebata
Takuya Fujioka Takuya Fujioka ... Yonemoto
Seizô Fukumoto ... Matsuoka
Eiji Gô Eiji Gô ... Joe
Masataka Iwao Masataka Iwao
Ryûji Katagiri Ryûji Katagiri
Takuzô Kawatani Takuzô Kawatani ... Kazunari Tsugawa
Keiko Kinugasa Keiko Kinugasa ... Hatsue
Kuniomi Kitani Kuniomi Kitani
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi
Chieko Matsubara Chieko Matsubara ... Asami
Kan Mikami Kan Mikami ... Tah-boh
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Sugawara plays Nozaki, a laborer who swears allegiance to a sympathetic crime boss, only to find himself elected his successor after the boss is murdered. Restrained by a gang alliance that forbids retributions against high-level members, Nozaki forms a plot to exact revenge on his rivals, but a suspicious relationship with his own sister taints his relationship with his fellow gang members. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

Japanese

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End of an Era
22 August 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Bunta Sugawara plays Nozaki, a laborer who swears allegiance to a sympathetic crime boss, only to find himself elected his successor after the boss is murdered. Restrained by a gang alliance that forbids retributions against high-level members, Nozaki forms a plot to exact revenge on his rivals, but a suspicious relationship with his own sister taints his relationship with his fellow gang members.

This film is the end of a trilogy, which itself was a sequel to an earlier series. And it is a fine end, with one more yakuza story in the books.

The Arrow Video collection is packed full of delicious gems. There are two interviews with writer Koji Takada about the second and third films. Biographer Sadao Yamane offers a very nice video appreciation. We even get a book with six new essays, including one by Tom Mes, who is quickly expanding his expert status from Takashi Miike to Japanese cinema at large.


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