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127 Ratings

Tattooed Life

Irezumi ichidai

Directed by Seijun Suzuki
Japan, 1965


Tattooed Life follows the flight of yakuza hitman Tetsu and his younger, artistic brother Kenji after the latter kills a yakuza boss in a double cross.

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Tattooed Life Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Critics reviews

By the time it was made, rival Toei studios had cornered the market on this type of film, producing yakuza movies with just as many clichés but better overall execution.
November 06, 2015
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