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Red Pier

Akai hatoba

Directed by Toshio Masuda
Japan, 1958
Action, Crime, Thriller


50s subculture icon Yujiro Ishihara (Crazed Fruit) stars in Masuda’s Red Pier as “Jiro the Lefty”, a killer with a natural talent. Shortly after arriving in Kobe, he witnesses a man die in a crane accident which turns out to be a cover-up for a murder.

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Red Pier Directed by Toshio Masuda

Critics reviews

Firing on all cylinders, with an attractive cast, gorgeous production design, shadowy cinematography, and a dark, jazz-drenched score, Masuda’s film shows just how successful studio “assembly line” genre filmmaking can be in the right hands.
March 03, 2016

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