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Hogs and Warships

6.7
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Original title
Buta to gunkan (Hogs and Warships)
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Hisashi Yamauchi
Music
Toshiro Mayuzumi
Cinematography
Shinsaku Himeda (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Nikkatsu
Genre
Drama | Yakuza & Triad
Synopsis / Plot
Teen hoodlum Kinta is excited to be given the plum job of supervising the pig pen at the local US base, for which he'll be responsible diverting the food scraps to the black market, and scoring a good income for his yakuza gang. His girlfriend Hiroku earnestly hopes he'll leave the yakuza and get an honest job, but neither is she a paragon of virtue - she is drawn into prostitution and petty thievery. The story mostly follows their troubled relationship, against a backdrop steeped in corruption, which results from the clash of US Forces occupation against the poverty and aspirations of the people of post-war Japan.
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