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53 Ratings

Street Mobster

Gendai Yakuza: Hitokiri Yota

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Japan, 1972


The plot centres around a Yakuza troublemaker released from prison only to discover that the crime underworld in which he used to operate and the socio-political landscape of Japan has changed dramatically.

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Street Mobster Directed by Kinji Fukasaku

Critics reviews

It significantly raised the bar for the studio’s Tokyo-made gangster stories, always regarded as inferior to their Kyoto-shot ninkyo sagas. But the ninkyo boom was waning by the early Seventies, and Fukusaku’s longstanding devotion to dynamic unromanticized realism put the final nails in the coffin of the moribund genre and finally announced to Toei’s management that a new talent had arrived.
March 04, 2016

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