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Jînzu burûsu: Asu naki buraiha (1974)

| Crime, Thriller
Hijiriko makes off from the bar she works at with money and a car that isn't hers. Meanwhile, Jiro Katagiri is up to no good with his gangster friends and ends up making off with all their ... See full summary »

Director:

Sadao Nakajima

Writers:

Takeo Kaneko (screenplay), Sadao Nakajima (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Tsunehiko Watase Tsunehiko Watase ... Jiro Katagiri
Meiko Kaji ... Hijiriko
Ryôhei Uchida Ryôhei Uchida ... Hongo
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Hayakawa
Takuzô Kawatani Takuzô Kawatani ... Ishimatsu
Eriko Kano Eriko Kano ... Mari
Yoko Horikoshi Yoko Horikoshi ... Yuriko Katagiri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seizô Fukumoto
Rin'ichi Yamamoto Rin'ichi Yamamoto
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Hijiriko makes off from the bar she works at with money and a car that isn't hers. Meanwhile, Jiro Katagiri is up to no good with his gangster friends and ends up making off with all their ill-gotten gains, much to their disapproval. The two misfits end up meeting after a car crash and soon end up on the road together in (another) stolen car.

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Bad, bad, bad
24 December 2015 | by gergelyh-15596See all my reviews

A genuine Japanese flick that feels like a cheap imitation from Hong Kong. Uninspired story -- "Bonnie and Clyde" without believable attraction between the heroes and without the social background. Add terrible too-directly illustrative music, very bad stunts-men who somersault too early, totally unrealistic gunshots and one really wonders how they found these all in the country of good craftsmanship! Sex scenes that are very mild by pinku standards but unpleasant nonetheless, like a rape endured apathetically without any fighting. But the worst is the acting, wooden from the part of the beautiful Meiko Kaji (she improves a little in the last ten minutes) and terribly overshot from all the others.

Two stars because there is 1970s coolness factor (cars and clothing) and because you can imagine Tarantino recycling his memories of this movie into something actually good. But you can find these in much better Japanese films of the era.


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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Also Known As:

Jiinzu buruusu: asu naki burai ha See more »

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