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Hakuchyu no shikaku (1979)

A crime story about a sociopath businessman and his associates who cheat small businesses out of their money with shady contracts in the early 50s.

Director:

Tôru Murakawa

Writers:

Fumio Kônami (screenplay), Akimitsu Takagi (novel)
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Credited cast:
Isao Natsuyagi ... Shichiro Tsuruoka
Katsu Ryûzaki Katsu Ryûzaki ... Ryosuke Kijima
Akira Nakao Akira Nakao ... Zenji Kuki
Yôko Shimada ... Ayaka
Mitsuko Oka Mitsuko Oka ... Takako Fujii
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Yosuke Ota (as Sonny Chiba)
Shin Kishida Shin Kishida ... Koichi Sumita
Shigeru Amachi ... Fukunaga
Kei Satô Kei Satô ... Toshikatsu Uematsu
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Kumagai
Mikio Narita ... Kyozo Koiwa
Ushio. Akira Ushio. Akira
Masaru Ryuzaki Masaru Ryuzaki
Tsutomo Natsuki Tsutomo Natsuki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kanjûrô Arashi Kanjûrô Arashi ... Takashima, Yakuza boss
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A crime story about a sociopath businessman and his associates who cheat small businesses out of their money with shady contracts in the early 50s.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

7 April 1979 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hakucho no shikaku See more »

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Overlong Yakuza expose
25 November 2018 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I was more than a little bored by this Japanese yakuza feature which I expected to be far more interesting. It tries to have some European, American acents, but it lacks action and also the gloominess that we had a decade earlier in Rising Sun Country crime flicks. It's a rare movie though but not worth enough for me to keep it. talkative. Kinji Fukasaku would have given us a far better result with such a material.


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