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  1. Aardsy's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

  2. Lex Lucas's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    >>> Seconde réalisation de Nagisa Oshima. Un grand succès commercial à l'époque... www.cinefiches.com

  4. ermete polpette's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

  5. Balthaz21's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

  6. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

  7. Dignan's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    Good re-framing of images in long takes. The narrative is rubbish.

  8. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

  9. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    "There must have been a strain of corruption in Japanese politics at the time." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/06/episode-61-new-j-wave-part-one-here.html

  10. Marv1n's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    Peinture d'une jeunesse fougueuse dont la rébellion épouse magnifiquement la tragédie du destin

  11. msmichel's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    Nagisa Oshima's second feature was a strong study of the current youth culture coming of age in Japan and was ahead of its time in its depiction of the loosening morality; the unhinging of tradition and the nihilistic attitude of said youth. This is a youth that felt their future was unsure or unattainable and therefore not so far removed from youth culture today. For a film now over 50 years old it's not dated.

  12. Mathieu Verbeeck's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    Seen @ Cannes 2014 in a beautiful restored 4k version.

  13. M Klein's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

  14. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    Rebel w/o a cause, a hope, or compunctions about slapping people.

  15. Ben.'s rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    I managed to catch this film on TCM early this morning. This is an interesting film, one that needs a DVD release for Region 1.

  16. Ciprian David's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    35mm really payed off. There is nothing like diving in the strong colors of this eclectic complex film- at times it becomes unbearable, with all his ruptures, the complex character emotions and shocking moments. I surprised myself wishing it lacked tone, so it woulnd't be so hard to watch.

  17. Coheed 2.5's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    Starts off not very well as a story on an relationship that seems emptily abrasive in tone. As it progresses however and the characters develop more depth it becomes a striking character drama that shows the confrontational style Oshima was known to have, the disenchantment of the characters matching the environment around them. Its flaws are pulled to see the virtues capsulated in the bleak ending.

  18. Paolo Simeone's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    Vabbé, finalmente rivisto con colori decenti. Non c'è manco bisogno che dica che roba è.

  19. Daniela's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    Oh my gosh, I loved this so much! WAYYY better than freaking Ai no Korrida -___-;; I kept on hoping the Cruel Story wouldn't be cruel DDDD:

  20. Francisco R.'s rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    Ôshima deserves credit for dealing with this kind of subject before it was even accepted to do so, but the social commentary has lost some if its edge and seems almost uninteresting nowadays. Still, this is an important but rather dated film.

  21. Lefteris Becerra's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    cine desesperanzado, desesperado... la secuencia a la que pertenece la imagen que presenta esta película, es de las mejores de la cinta. todas las puertas se cierran, todo se convierte en un océano en el que cualquiera se ahoga

  22. Vanity Celis's rating of the film Cruel Story of Youth

    Catherine Russell offers a fan-tas-tic reading of this movie in her work Narrative Mortality: death, closure and New Wave cinemas. Be sure to check out the chapter on Oshima (The limits of nationhood) starting on page 105, I loved it to bits! http://books.google.com/books?id=H-yjC6SOFwMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=narrative+mortality&hl=nl&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false