Kenka erejii

Kenka erejii

Fighting elegy

DVD - 2005 | Japanese
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High schooler Nanbu Kiroku yearns for the prim, Catholic Michiko, but her only desire is to reform Kiroku's sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, Kiroku channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.
Publisher: [United States] : HomeVision, [2005]
ISBN: 9780780029606
Branch Call Number: JPN 791.4372 F4712s
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Fighting elegy [videorecording]


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Mar 04, 2017

A tragic love story of two Japanese Catholic school-age teenagers set in 1930's Imperial Japan during the tumultuous time of militarized schools, gangs and student revolts. Told from the frustrated teenage boy's point of view, he quickly channels his rebuffed attempts at love into violence. This classic film is full of iconic moments, still moments that convey and evoke deep meaning.

Nov 01, 2012

Seijun Suzuki was 43 years old when he made this film in 1966.
Compared to "Gate of Flesh (肉体の門)" made in 1964, this one fails to meet my expectation simply because Seijun Suzuki doesn't seem to fit for a funny movie.
Although comical occasionally, the characters don't look realistic and they sometimes look even ridiculous.
At his prime, Suzuki might have been able to make a more realistic and compelling movie.
Sparkling is Junko Asano (浅野順子), who plays the landlady's chaste daughter, Michiko.
What has happened to this cute actress?
Did she quit acting a long time ago?
I haven't seen her in any other movie.
I cannot even find her entry in Wikipedia.

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