Kinji Fukasaku, Japan, 1972, Arrow Films, Action

A pivotal work in the yakuza movie genre and in the career of director Kinji Fukasaku (BATTLE ROYALE, DOBERMAN COP), STREET MOBSTER presents an abrasive portrait of a reckless street punk caught in the crossfire of a bloody turf war raging in the mean streets of Kawazaki. Plus, it’s the first film pairing Fukasaku’s vital and exhilarating approach to the untamed, raw charisma of Japan’s top screen heavy Sugawara Bunta (COPS VS. THUGS, BATTLES WITH HONOR AND HUMANITY).

When Okita Isamu (Bunta) re-emerges onto the mean streets of Kawazaki after years in prison, he comes face to face with prostitute Kinuyo, who immediately pinpoints him a participant in her brutal assault years earlier that left her shell-shocked. While the two outcasts form an unlikely bond, Okita returns to his criminal ways.

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  • 95 min.
  • Color
  • 2.35:1


  • DCP