Youth of the Beast
Japan 1963, 92 min, Digital, Dir: Seijun Suzuki
Japanese w/ English subtitles
Screenings:
  • Thursday July 25, 2013 at 7:00PM
  • Sunday July 28, 2013 at 4:00PM

The delightful title cards found in the trailer say it all: “Those bastards messed up my life!” The inimitable Joe Shishido plays, you guessed it, Jo, a lone wolf who comes to Tokyo in search of revenge. In the storied tradition of Red Harvest, Yojimbo and many others, Jo plays two rival Yakuza factions off against each other to an explosive conclusion. With stark brutality and eye-catching composition, Suzuki’s talent for elevating B-movie material is on full display in this soon-to-be remade thriller, which was a breakout success on its first release.

Rating: Parental Guidance (PG)
Advisories:
  • Not Recommended For Young Children
  • Violence

This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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