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Rating: 7 stars

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Japan black and white car crash relationship bar shochiku motorcycle cinephobe department store widow

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Seen on: 09/02/2020

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Bitter End of a Sweet Night (1961)

Directed by Yoshishige Yoshida

Drama

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

An opportunistic department store clerk gets involved with three women and attempts to manipulate them so he can move up the social ladder.

Length 85 minutes

Actors

Kei Satō | Jun Hamamura | Michiko Saga | Osamu Takizawa | Masahiko Tsugawa | Takamaru Sasaki | Reiko Hitomi | Teruyo Yamagami | Hiroko Sugita | Hideo Kidokoro | Sumiko Hidaka

Viewing Notes

Early Japan New Wave flick about a young man trying to weasel his way up the food chain as he gets involved with a variety of women. He hopes that each relationship will lead to an easy path to riches but of course he’s a total dick.

The story mechanics seem similar to another movie I may have seen. Feels like the kind of American drama that would’ve hit in the 80s.

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