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1968

Chikyu 40 do sen Sekido o kakeru otoko

Diamond of the Andes

地球40度線 赤道を駈ける男

Release Date
April, 28th, 1968
Running Time
103 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

NIKKATSU

[ Story ]

Five years before, Jiro had the bad luck to bungle a smuggling job. Escaping with his life, he went to Rio where his parents were living but found that they had killed themselves. Assuming another name he stayed on to work.
Saeki, the man who tricked him is also in Rio, as well as the big boss, Kishida, who has forced Jiro's girlfriend, Reiko, to marry him. When Jiro sees the two together he is shocked but does not give himself away. Saeki, however, decides to have him killed.
In the meantime, a detective named Munakata arrives to arrest Jiro but the young man pleads for a few days more so that he can settle things in Rio. He tries to intercept Saeki in picking up a narcotics package and failing this, rushes to the headquarters where he learns that Saeki has already killed Kishida.
Saving Reiko, Jiro rushes in for the kill just as detective Munakata appears. Together, the two return to Japan.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1968.11.3】

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