The Cruel Story of Youth Movie Review 1960

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A teenage girl and her criminal boyfriend use sex to get money out of rich, middle-aged men in this controversial look at the disillusionment of youth and the breaking of old values and traditions in Japan after WWII. In Japanese with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 96 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

Teen Angst, Sex & Sexuality, Postwar, Japan, Rebel Without a Cause
Nagisa Oshima
Yusuke Kawazu, Miyuki Kuwano, Yoshiko Kuga
Nagisa Oshima

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