Young Yakuza

  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 01/01/1970
  |  Watch Now: 13/10/2010
  |  99 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Young Yakuza Film Poster


In this documentary by director Jean-Pierre Limosin (Tokyo Eyes), 20 year-old Naoki is caught up in the ever increasing problem of juvenile delinquency in Japan. His record is dismal; a failure at school, at work and in his personal life, Naoki has decided to turn to a life of petty crime in the yakuza. Naoki’s mother, Mrs. Watanabe, is driven to despair and shame by his lifestyle. She is torn between immense feelings of shame towards the community – her own family, the neighbors, and her work colleagues – and the glimmer of hope that this last chance in the world of crime might just save her son. Naoki will have to choose between the light and the darkness…