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Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)

Jingi naki tatakai (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 13 January 1973 (Japan)
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During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses.

Director:

Kinji Fukasaku

Writers:

Koichi Iiboshi (story), Kazuo Kasahara (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bunta Sugawara ... Shozo Hirono
Hiroki Matsukata Hiroki Matsukata ... Tetsuya Sakai
Kunie Tanaka ... Makihara Masakichi
Eiko Nakamura Eiko Nakamura ... Suzue Kunihiro
Tsunehiko Watase Tsunehiko Watase ... Toshio Arita
Gorô Ibuki ... Ueda
Nobuo Kaneko ... Yamamori
Toshie Kimura ... Mrs. Yamamori
Tamio Kawaji Tamio Kawaji ... Kanbara Seiichi
Mayumi Nagisa Mayumi Nagisa ... Akiko Shinjo
Asao Uchida Asao Uchida ... Okubo Kenichi
Shin'ichirô Mikami Shin'ichirô Mikami ... Shinkai Uichi
Hiroshi Nawa Hiroshi Nawa ... Doi
Shinji Takano Shinji Takano ... Kaneko Shoichi
Keiji Takamiya Keiji Takamiya ... Yamakata Shinichi
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During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 January 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Battles Without Honor and Humanity See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

JINGINAKI TATAKAI series. #1 of 9 films. See more »

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Angry People Yelling And Killing
19 June 2019 | by ThyDavidethSee all my reviews

I'm reviewing the entire Battles Without Honor And Humanity series 1-5 because I'm too fat and lazy to do them individually. Every one of these movies has the same concept: situations, meetings, yelling, bloodshed killings, every time a Yakuza leader dies they post it on screen, newspapers clippings, weird incomprehensible anticlimactic endings (well sort of)..... It all repeats itself with every film. I suppose that can all be forgiven because you can probably considered this series an entire film which is how I'm taking it. The main reason why I like these movies is because nothing beats seeing a bunch of Japanese people yelling and cursing at each other and chopping at each other with samurai swords and shooting each other with guns! It's bad and funny as hell at the same time! As far as the stories are concerned they are written well but for some weird reason I have a very difficult time trying to keep up with Japanese storytelling. It gets a little too complex from time to time. I highly recommend this films for those who have an interest in yakuza culture and all that crap.


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