Two brothers compete for the amorous favors of a young woman during a seaside summer of gambling, boating, and drinking, in this seminal Sun Tribe (taiyozoku) film from director Ko Nakahira. Adapted from the controversial novel by Shintaro Ishihara, and critically savaged for its lurid portrayal of the postwar sexual revolution among Japan’s young and privileged, Crazed Fruit is an anarchic outcry against tradition and the older generation. —The Criterion Collection
Kō Nakahira (中平康 Nakahira Kō) (1926-1978) was a Japanese film director.
while i wouldn't be in a rush to discourage people from watching this, as it's certainly culturally significant (as explained elsewhere), i do think that the film itself sucks.
Two decadent young brothers vie for the attentions of the same girl in a summer seaside resort with tragic consequences for two of the threesome in this fantastic, amoral film. Admired by Director's like Truffaut and Nagisa Oshima, this film can be seen as a precursor to the Japanese New Wave which took hold in the early 60's...
An overview of the 37-film NYFF sidebar, Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial.
The first four films from the Filmex’s Kurahara retrospective, all from the ‘50s, show that he was experimenting with different genres. Although
This year’s TOKYO FILMEX featured a retrospective on Koreyoshi Kurahara, a director whose long-term international reputation may rest on his