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3.7
10 Ratings

The Angry Street

Ikari no machi

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1950
Drama

Synopsis

Sudo (Hara Yasumi) and Mori (Uno Jukichi) are two university students who make money by picking up rich girls in dance clubs and conning them into giving them cash.

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The Angry Street Directed by Mikio Naruse

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  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film The Angry Street

    Uncommon material for Naruse: a pair of postwar student con-men fleece unsuspecting girls from wealthy families. Naruse's films are full of cowardly men, selfish men, foolish men, cold men - but I can't think of another evil chap like student number two, who'd ruin everyone to get ahead and greets grannie's death with a very un-Japanese "glad the old bag finally had the decency to die."

  • Holyphool's rating of the film The Angry Street

    A serene touching tale of two students who fleece money from lonely rich dance hall girls looking for love almost resembles a happy American comedy with its western venues and two main characters who find themselves increasingly in bewildering emotional situations: one lies to his increasingly disturbed family and pursues a life of crime while the other turns and achieves redemption from his friend's sister.