Youth of the Beast (The Brute) (Yajū no seishun) (1963)
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Release Date: Apr 21, 1963 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
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Youth of the Beast marked a turning point in director Seijun Suzuki's career. No longer content to just crank out production-line gangster films, here Suzuki starts to assert his own voice. The plot is fairly typical for the genre: chipmunk-cheeked Jo Shishido stars as ex-cop Jo Mizuno, who muscles his way into the shadowy world of the yakuza. He gets hired by the clan that killed his former partner while double-dealing with the clan's rival. Yet the plot contains some particularly Suzuki-like
Apr 21, 1963 Wide
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