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Yajû shisubeshi (1959)

A promising post-graduate literature student (Nakadai) is transformed into a psychotic killer following the suicide of his father and a sleazy affair by his mother with a younger man. One of the first "lonely hit-man" or "lonely killer.

Director:

Eizô Sugawa

Writers:

Yoshio Shirasaka (screenplay), Haruhiko Ôyabu (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Kunihiko Date
Hiroshi Koizumi Hiroshi Koizumi ... Detective Masugi
Eijirô Tôno ... Detective Kawashima
Nobuo Nakamura ... Professor Sugimura
Reiko Dan Reiko Dan ... Taeko Kusumi
Yumi Shirakawa Yumi Shirakawa ... Yoko Mine
Makoto Satô Makoto Satô
Eiko Miyoshi
Ichirô Shimizu Ichirô Shimizu
Yoshio Shirasaka Yoshio Shirasaka
Haruya Katô Haruya Katô
Nadao Kirino Nadao Kirino
Akira Sera Akira Sera
Tetsu Nakamura Tetsu Nakamura
Kenzô Tabu Kenzô Tabu
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Storyline

A promising post-graduate literature student (Nakadai) is transformed into a psychotic killer following the suicide of his father and a sleazy affair by his mother with a younger man. One of the first "lonely hit-man" or "lonely killer.

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Plot Keywords:

yakuza | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Action | Crime

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 June 1959 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Frenesia di uccidere See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Trivia

Toho did produce an English-dubbed version of this title. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Beast Shall Die (1974) See more »

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