Cruel Story of Youth

25/02/2008
  |  Buy to Own: 25/02/2008
  |  Watch Now: 18/11/2009
  |  97 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Nagisa Oshima writes and directs this Japanese drama that deals with the alienation of the country's youth post-Hiroshima. After high school student Makoto (Miyuki Kuwano) is saved from the lecherous advances of a middle-aged man she begins a relationship with her saviour Kiyoshi (Yusuke Kawazu), a violent hoodlum, who introduces her to a life of extortion and blackmail. Without any money, the reckless young lovers begin the dangerous but lucrative business of extorting money from the men that Makoto seduces in Tokyo.

Contains strong violence and moderate references to sex and abortion
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