The Sun’s Burial
Taiyo no hakaba
Release Date : August, 9th, 1960
Running Time : 87 min
Genre : Feature
Color : -
Screening Format : -
[ Directed by ] OSHIMA Nagisa
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[ Story ]
Hanako, the heroine, is the daughter of a junk dealer. Her "racket" is operating medical outposts to which impoverished laborers and the unemployed go to sell their blood ... The head of the local thugs known as the Shinei-kai is the coldly handsome Shin ...
Other characters include an agitator who is constantly making gloomy forecasts of a pending war or capture by the Soviets, an impotent junkman who hangs himself after learning that his wife has been unfaithful, and tramps who steal the clothes off the backs of the dead. Hanako's interest turns to Takeshi, one of Shin's new proteges, whose bosom-friend rapes a girl victim of an outdoor robbery ...
One day when Takeshi makes a dash for freedom, he is met by Shin, who suddenly realizes that it is Takeshi who has revealed the gang's hideout, resulting in a surprise attack which has wiped them out. As Takeshi rushes across the railway tracks, Shin fires twice at close range, and Takeshi, in a final desperate attempt, grabs him by the leg as a train comes roaring around the bend.
As the agitator fumes on, his alcohol-inf1amed listeners are fanned to a holy fury and set fire to everything...
And cool and confident, unmoved by this chaos, Hanako leads the old doctor away with the words: ''Come ... we still have our work.''
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960 3.4】
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