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Youth of the Beast

Japan, Japanese, 92 mins

Original Title

Yajû No Seishun
  • Director: Seijun Suzuki
  • Writer: Ichirô Ikeda; Haruhiko Ohyabu
  • Producer: Keinosuke Kubo

CGiii Comment

Difficult to take seriously with all the screaming...every actor is completely out of control.
The designers had a field day - very 60s - instantly forgettable apart from the headache.



The(ir) Blurb...

Joe Shishido plays a tough guy with a secret agenda. His violent behavior comes to the attention of a yakuza boss who immediately recruits him. He soon tries to make a deal with a rival gang a starts a gang war. His real motivations are gradually revealed as we find out how this all ties in with the murder of a policeman shown at the beginning of the film.

Cast & Characters

Jo Shishido as Joji 'Jo' Mizuno;
Ichiro Kijima as Detective Takeshita Koichi - Jo's former partner;
Misako Watanabe as Kumiko Takeshita;
Seijun Suzuki as Detective Hirokawa;
Akiji Kobayashi as Nomoto Tatsuo;
Tamio Kawaji as Hideo Nomoto;
Eimei Esumi as Goro Minami;
Nobuo Kaneko as Ozawa Soichi;
Shiro Yanase as Ishizaki Ken;
Hiroshi Kono as Honma

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