Yajû no Seishun
1963 / 92m - Japan
Action, Crime
Youth of the Beast poster


February 18, 2020


An early Suzuki that show signs of a budding director. The film is little more than a typical Yakuza tale, but a more outspoken set design, decent use of color and the presence of Jô Shishido give the film some extra flair. It's not a bad effort, but a little too basic to be engaging, especially when comparing it to Suzuki's later films.