Though he has come from a rough background on the streets, Muraki (Horoki Matsukata) quickly rises Read More »
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Tale of Japanese Burglars (1965) Satsuo Yamamoto, Rentarô Mikuni, Yûnosuke Itô, Shin’ichi Chiba, Shinjirô Ehara
Hayashida Gisuke is illegal dentist during the day and a burglar by night. One night during the burglary he becomes a witness of derailment. Read More »
Junai Monogatari / The Story of Pure Love (1957) Tadashi Imai, Shinjirô Ehara, Hitomi Nakahara, Eiji Okada
Junai Monogatari AKA Story of Pure Love is about two poor youths, Mitsuko and Kando, rebelling against society in various ways, who are desperately trying to be together despite tortuous circumstances. The film depicts their lives as thieves, menial laborers who can get little pay, society outcasts, and of course, lovers. Junai Monogatari depicts, mostly, their struggles within the Japanese reformatory system and Mitsuko’s worsening sickness.
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