Nihon ânkokugai (1966)



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Credited cast:
Kôji Tsuruta
Eiko Muramatsu Eiko Muramatsu
Kô Nishimura Kô Nishimura
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita
Kyôsuke Machida Kyôsuke Machida
Ichirô Nakatani
Rin'ichi Yamamoto Rin'ichi Yamamoto
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe
Yuriko Mishima Yuriko Mishima
Nobuo Kaneko
Shingo Yamashiro Shingo Yamashiro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yukiko Kuwahara Yukiko Kuwahara
Ryô Nishida Ryô Nishida


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Action | Crime







Release Date:

26 August 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Nippon ankokugai See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Kyoto, Toei Tokyo See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Rub Out the Past...
6 September 2019 | by manfromplanetxSee all my reviews

An exciting action packed Yakuza crime film, among a series of mid 60s contemporary crime/underworld films from Toei . Director Masaharu Segawa known for his entertaining comedy and musical films was a versatile cinematic craftsman here he creates a solid, bloody and brutal stylish wide screen drama. Nihon ânkokugai is a fast paced complex underworld tale involving hard drug trafficking set behind the scenes among Osaka's glitzy strip-joints. Kageyama,(Kôji Tsuruta) had thought his criminal past was long behind him, he is now the owner of a high class restaurant. Turning his comfortable world upside down is a haunting tune requested to his beautiful resident piano player Yuriko Mishima from a patron one evening ...Kôji Tsuruta gives a tremendous cool headed performance and is supported with an exceptional cast of characters. A highlight throughout is the breezy background jazz/bluesy soundtrack, laced with a melancholic fatalistic tone it creates a marvelous evocative atmosphere. As the entertaining tale plays out loyalties are tested, friendships are strained and love is compromised. Rubbing out the past comes at a great personal cost to, Kageyama , redemption possibly, now the only way forward ?.... Highly Recommended Classic Yakuza drama...

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