Seijun SUZUKI 鈴木清順

Youth Of The Beast

野獣の青春

Nippon Retro   ² 

A stranger stirs up trouble on the turf of two rivalling yakuza clans. He plays them off against each other, triggering an avalanche of violence. His own agenda remains obscure until connections to the alleged lover’s suicide of a policeman and his mistress appear. YOUTH OF THE BEAST is an example of Seijun SUZUKI’s eccentric use of color, music, and visual composition that brought him international fame and recognition.

野獣の青春
Yaju no seishun

Japan 1963

91 minutes

Director
Seijun SUZUKI

Script
Ichiro IKEDA, Tadaaki YAMAZAKI based on a novel by Haruhiko OYABU

Cinematography
Kazue NAGATSUKA

Music
Hajime OKUMURA

About Seijun SUZUKI
鈴木清順

1923 – 2017

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