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Young Yakuza (2008)



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Japan. Naoki, now 20, has failed at school, at work and in his personal life. He has decided to turn to a life of crime much to his mother's dismay. On the advice of a colleague, she hands over her son to the Japanese Mafia. Naoki will then be faced with a serious life decision.

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Critic Reviews for Young Yakuza

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Ultimately the viewer is left in the same bind as the filmmakers: wishing we'd been able to follow Naoki's apprenticeship to its traditional conclusion and beyond.

May 23, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

If you're expecting a real-life version of a bloody Takashi Miike movie, forget it.

April 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Jean-Pierre Limosin's Young Yakuza looks at Japan's version of the Mafia.

April 18, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Never delivers either the thrill of its underworld setting or much insight into its complicated workings.

April 3, 2008

An intelligent, if non-illuminating, look at an organization.

May 25, 2007

A wayward Japanese youth's apprenticeship with the Nipponese mafia provides an intriguing premise but little substance in French docu Young Yakuza.

May 20, 2007 | Full Review…

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