1965, 90 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. With Ken Takakura, Ryo Ikebe, Yoshiko Mita, Shinjiro Ebara.
With this film, the honorable yakuza formula loiters on the threshold of formal perfection. Returning imperial soldier Gennosuke (Ken Takakura) finds his hometown hardly more than a pile of rubble. In short, it is Year Zero for this man whose world has been reduced to a dead zone of rusted, unpopulated townscapes. With the sheer power of his will and moral rectitude, Gennosuke must rebuild the local marketplace and protect it from the unscrupulous hands of a rival gang that couldn’t care less about chivalry and honor.
Part of the Globus Film Series:
Hardest Men in Town: Yakuza Chronicles of Sin, Sex & Violence
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- March 12, 2011
- 3:00 pm