Fighting Elegy aka The Born Fighter (けんかえれじい)
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Fighting Elegy aka The Born Fighter (けんかえれじい)
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© 1966 Nikkatsu

A youth spent without regrets


Kiroku is torn between his instinct to fight and his love for the village beauty, Michiko. To vent his frustrations, he takes part in street brawls with a gang of local students. When he lands himself in trouble with the drill officer at school, where military exercises are compulsory, he is forced to transfer to a high-school 700km away. Set in the 1930’s, Suzuki blends action and satire in a film about a youth spent without regrets.

岡山中学の名物男南部麒六は“喧嘩キロク”として有名だ。キロクに喧嘩のコツを教えるのが、先輩のスッポン。そのスッポンのすすめでキロクは、OSMS団に入団した。OSMS団とは岡山中学五年生タクアンを団長とするガリガリの硬派集団だ。そのOSMS団と関中のカッパ団とが対決した。キロクの暴れぶりは凄まじく、この喧嘩で忽ち副団長となった。だが、キロクにも悩みはあった。下宿先の娘道子が大好きで、硬派の手前道子と…   続きは映画.comへ

Year: 1966
Length: 86 mins
Format: 35mm, B&W
Classification rating: Recommended for ages 18+

In Japanese with English subtitles.

This film will also screen in Melbourne. The screening schedule is TBC.


  • Director
    Suzuki Seijun/
  • Script
    Shindo Kaneto/
  • Photography
    Hagiwara Kenji/
  • Art Director
    Kimura Takeo/
  • Music
    Yamamoto Naozumi/
  • Cast
    Takahashi Hideki/ Asano Junko/ Kawazu Yusuke/ Miyagi Chikako/ Onda Seijiro/ Kataoka Mitsuo/