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1961

Buta to gunkan

Hogs and Warships

豚と軍艦

Release Date
January, 21st, 1961
Running Time
108 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Monochrome
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

NIKKATSU

[ Story ]

An American naval base in post-war Japan is like a melting pot of sex and greed.
But times are changing, and the Himori gang must look for other means of income after the illegal brothel they operate is raided and closed down. Tetsuji, the boss, orders his henchmen, Hoshino, Daihachi and Gunji to steal, rob, plunder and intimidate.
Meanwhile, Himori decides to raise pigs, supported by Sakiyama, a Hawaiian Nisei, who promises to supply him with slush collected from American installations. Kinta, formerly a pimp, does the actual work and has a girlfriend, Haruko, who is always quarreling with him because she wants him to sever relations with the gangsters.
Trouble starts when Hoshino, Tetsuji's henchman in charge of accounts, disappears with all the profits and Tetsuji himself is forced to enter a hospital.
On top of this Sakiyama, the Nisei, absconds.
With the life of the "big boss" limited to a few days, the gang splits up into two factions. Gunji and Daihachi plan to take and sell all the pigs that remain on the farm and make some quick money. They have persuaded Kinta to join them, and he does so with the hope to go away with Haruko who promises to wait for him.
Just as Himori's trucks are leaving the farm Gunji's trucks arrive. The empty trucks chase the loaded ones and they force Himori's trucks to halt in the narrow street of bars and cabarets.
Himori, Gunji and Daihachi reach an agreement to split the profit on a 60-40 basis, but Kinta will be exposed as responsible for a murder. Enraged at what he overhears, Kinta pulls out a machinegun from the back of one of the trucks and starts shooting, blindly. With the last strength left in him, Kinta, opens up all the trucks and loose the hogs.
Kinta keeps firing the machinegun at the neon lights until he is exhausted - and falls dead as he crawls into a toilet.
Haruko waits for him at the station until the last train has gone.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1961.4.2】

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