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Yakuza zesshô (1970)



Yasuzô Masumura


Ichirô Ikeda (screenplay), Jûgo Kuroiwa (novel)


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Cast overview:
Shintarô Katsu ... Minoru
Naoko Ôtani Naoko Ôtani ... Akane, Minoru's sister
Masakazu Tamura Masakazu Tamura ... Yuji
Yûsuke Kawazu ... Kaizuka
Kiwako Taichi ... Kanae
Yoshi Katô Yoshi Katô
Michiko Araki
Asao Uchida Asao Uchida


A yakuza member's half-sister means much more to him in a film that repeatedly depicts realities other than what normal societal rules allow. The overly protective and loving brother; however, soon has to contend with his sister falling for and dating her school teacher, but there is not much he can do about it if he is going to land in jail for stepping outside the bounds of the law. Written by aghaemi

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Release Date:

11 July 1970 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fine Yakuza Song See more »

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Daiei Studios See more »
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Soft yakuza tale
9 October 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I found this Japanese film more like a drama than a tough and rough yakuza movie. You have some gangsters, but it is mainly a story of a man, a gangster, deeply in love with a female who is attracted by another guy. Lots of talk, and that is an issue if the feature is not shown with subtitles nor dubbing. But I guess I could get in in the right way. Not bad but I have seen much better. I am Lucky however to have watched it, as far it is a rare film, very hard to purchase. The acting is strong and convincing, as often with Japanese stuff. Not a comedy for sure. There are so many dramas of this kind that I can have, so I have decided to comment the most of them, especially the ones which were not. Some are with subtitles, others not, unfortunately. The main character is sufficiently poignant to retain my attention.

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