If You Were Young: Rage

If You Were Young: Rage (1970)

If You Were Young: Rage highlights the other side of post-war Japanese prosperity, focusing on the throngs of young people who missed out on the boom. We follow a group of young men that can't seem to get ahead, despite their willingness to try. Then one hits upon a plane - to work together to save for a dump truck and thus become independent contractors and be their own bosses at last. Ultimately life presents obstacles: jail for one, violence at the hands of the police for another and a girlfriend and subsequent children for the third. An early Kinji Fukasaku gem that imports the freewheeling style of the French New Wave and the hip detachment of American noir.

Writing:
  • Takehiro Nakajima
  • Kinji Fukasaku
  • Koji Matsumoto
Directing:
  • Kinji Fukasaku
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  • Views: 1
  • Release Date: 1970-05-27
  • Language: 日本語
  • Country: JP
  • Runtime: 89
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