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28 Ratings

Escape from Japan

Nihon dasshutsu

Directed by Yoshishige Yoshida
Japan, 1964
Action, Thriller


Through the story of a roadie whose ambition is to migrate to America and study singing, an examination of the Americanized youth of the 1960s who longed for the United States, their idealized land of riches and freedom.

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Escape from Japan Directed by Yoshishige Yoshida

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  • Hikaru's rating of the film Escape from Japan

    Yoshida's final film at the Shochiku Studio was an attempt to depict the delirium of post-war Japan's economic development. Unfortunately, the repetition of claustrophobic sets becomes tiresome, and the characters are poorly developed. Judging from this half-baked effort, Yoshida's departure from the studio system seemed inevitable.

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