Battles Without Honour And Humanity

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  • NR
  • 1973
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 7.4  (4,263)

Battles Without Honour And Humanity is a 1973 Japanese crime movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The film is based on a true story of the yakuza gangsters who dominated post-war Hiroshima in Japan. It stars Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, and Kunie Tanaka. The movie portrays the violent world of organized crime in Japan. It begins with the release of ex-con Shozo Hirono (played by Bunta Sugawara) from prison. He immediately returns to his old gang, the Yamamori Clan, and reconnects with his old friends, including his former boss, Yamamori (played by Nobuo Kaneko), his best friend, Takeda (played by Hiroki Matsukata), and his former lover, Yasuko (played by Yumi Takigawa).

Shozo's arrival back in the gang sparks a brutal power struggle between the Yamamori Clan and their rival gang, the Kawade Clan. The two gangs fight for control over the lucrative gambling industry in Hiroshima, leading to a bloody and violent turf war.

As the war intensifies, Shozo becomes embroiled in the conflict and is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. In prison, he meets another yakuza member, Kato (played by Kunie Tanaka), who helps him survive and gives him the knowledge and resources he needs to control his own gang once he is released.

With Kato's help, Shozo gains power and influence and becomes a prominent yakuza leader. However, he soon realizes that the only way to maintain his position is through continued violence and vicious displays of power. He must navigate the complex and dangerous world of organized crime, while trying to protect his friends and loved ones, and remain true to his own moral code.

Battles Without Honour And Humanity is a gritty, realistic portrayal of the yakuza underworld. The film's use of non-linear storytelling and documentary-style footage adds to the movie's authenticity and impact. The movie tackles themes of loyalty, betrayal, power, and violence, and through its realistic portrayal of the yakuza world provides an insight into the social and cultural issues of post-war Japan.

The performances of the lead actors, particularly Bunta Sugawara's portrayal of Shozo Hirono, are outstanding. The movie's action sequences and violent scenes are well choreographed and executed, making it a visceral and intense viewing experience.

Overall, Battles Without Honour And Humanity is a powerful and influential movie that has left its mark on the genre of Japanese crime cinema. Its depiction of the yakuza world has been imitated and emulated by many other movies, making it a true classic of its kind.

Battles Without Honour And Humanity is a 1973 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4.

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    7.4  (4,263)