Seijun Suzuki Retrospective: Youth Of The Beast

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Seijun Suzuki Retrospective: Youth Of The Beast
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Suzuki himself claims that 1963 was the year when he truly came into his own, and ­Youth of the Beast is one of his breakthroughs. In his second collaboration with the director, Jo Shishido rampages through the movie, playing a disgraced ex-cop pitting two yakuza gangs against each other to avenge the death of a fellow officer. As the double and triple crosses mount, Suzuki fills the frame with lurid colors, striking compositions, and boldly theatrical effects that signal a director breaking away from genre material to forge a pulp art form all his own.
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By: Northwest Film Forum