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Man Who Causes a Storm

Arashi o Yobu Otoko | 嵐を呼ぶ男

Directed by Umetsugu Inoue
Japan, 1957
Drama, Music


Shoichi is a violent young man just released from jail who aspires to be a drummer. He works his way up by playing gigs in a hip Ginza club, an eventually wins a drumming contest. But what he really desires is the approval of his mother, who hates music and musicians.

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Man Who Causes a Storm Directed by Umetsugu Inoue

Critics reviews

Having only seen this one film by Inoue, it’s tough to say how much of its allure can be credited to his direction rather than the strong performances and catchy tunes, though I can say it’s competently helmed and certainly entices me to want to see more.
June 01, 2018
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Crime, corruption, tabloid journalism, and love triangles typify Nikkatsu’s genre entries, and all of them figure in this classic example, which crackles with Ishihara’s raw, animalistic power.
April 05, 2016
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It starts off like a typical backstage musical, but it’s shot through with sexual frankness, shocking violence, and genuinely twisted psychodrama. If So Young, So Bright was bubbly and eclectic, this is bizarre and electric — a far cry from anything American song-and-dance movies were daring at the time.
April 05, 2016
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