One Generation of Tattoos

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

A somewhat more straight-ahead yakuza yarn than Suzuki was later to come up with, but still a perfect example of how gangster histrionics can be wedded with flights of emotional and spiritual fancy. A mob executioner, desperate to protect his sensitive younger brother from his treacherous boss, takes him on the road, only to find endless moral complications and divided loyalties, all of which culminate in a chance to make the supreme sacrifice. The climactic fight, filmed through a battery of sliding doors, offers all the aesthetic brilliance you'd desire, but the film's real strength lies in its depiction of a cathartic confrontation with destiny.

By: AP


Release details

87 mins

Cast and crew

Seijun Suzuki
Kinya Naoi, Kei Hattori
Hideki Takahashi
Kotobuki Hananomoto
Akira Yomauchi
Hiroko Ito
Masako Izumi
Ken Yamanouchi
Kayo Matsuo
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