Shinji SOMAI



Nippon Retro   ² 

When class bully Debunaga is kidnapped by Yakuza, three of his classmates set out to look for him. Their bizarre roadtrip leads them not just into the dark underworld of the Yakuza but into the world of adults which appears more dangerous and dull then they expected. Declared as his masterpiece by many critics, SOMAI’s long takes in this film underline the impressive performance of the young actors. Wild and relentless, they confront the adults not only with their search for their classmate but also with the quest for the meaning of life (as an adult) and identity.

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Japan 1983

118 minutes

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