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The Bastard aka The Young Rebel (悪太郎)
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The Bastard aka The Young Rebel (悪太郎)
STORY
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© 1963 Nikkatsu

To pursue passion, he will risk it all

 

Thrown out of an elite Kobe school for fighting and womanizing, Konno Togo is sent off to a new school in a rural town. Ever rebellious, Togo attempts to get expelled so he can pursue his passion, literature, in Tokyo instead. However he finds love in Emiko, the local doctor’s daughter. The Bastard is a uniquely lyrical account of a young couple caught between the conflicting trends of modernization and militarism during the Taisho era, based on Kon Toko’s semi-autobiographical novel.

頃は大正の初期、素行不良、悪太郎の名を着せられて神戸の神聖学院をクビになった紺野東吾は、母の知人である豊岡中学の近藤校長に預けられた。転校一月を経ずして悪太郎の悪名は全校にひろがった。五年生の風紀委員は、東吾を目の仇にして、ことごとく対立したが、いつも東吾の屁理屈にやりこめられていた。そんなうちに東吾は校医の娘で豊岡小町と騒がれている恵美子を知った。友人の丸井から…   続きは映画.comへ


Year: 1963
Length: 95 mins
Format: 35mm, B&W
Classification rating: Recommended for ages 18+

In Japanese with English subtitles.

 

CAST & CREW
  • Director
    Suzuki Seijun/
  • Script
    Kasahara Ryozo/
  • Photography
    Mine Shigeyoshi/
  • Art Direction
    Kimura Takeo/
  • Music
    Okumura Hajime/
  • Original Story
    Kon Toko/
  • Planning
    Takagi Masayuki/
  • Cast
    Yamanouchi Ken/ Izumi Masako/ Tashiro Midori/ Kuri Chiharu/ Ashida Shinsuke/ Sugiyama Hajime/ Noro Keisuke/ Sano Asao/ Takamine Mieko/ Azuma Emiko/