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The Sun's Burial

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Original title
Taiyo no Hakaba (The Sun's Burial)aka
AKA
  • Tomb of the Sun
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Nagisa Oshima, Toshirô Ishido
Music
Riichiro Manabe
Cinematography
Takashi Kawamata
Cast
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Producer
Shôchiku Eiga
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
In Osaka's slum, youth without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the buying and selling of identity cards and of blood. Alliances constantly shift. Tatsu and Takeshi, friends since boyhood, reluctantly join Shin's gang. Shin's an upstart and moves his gang often to avoid the local kingpin. Hanoko is a young woman with ambitions: first she's in the blood business with her father, then she joins forces with Shin. She soon breaks off that partnership, even though she's taken the sensitive Takeshi under her wing. Double crosses multiply. Those with the closest bonds become each others' murderers.
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