Film

Scar Yosaburo
FILM

Scar Yosaburo

切られ与三郎 (Kirare Yosaburo)
Saturday, March 20, 2010

© Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.



1960, 94 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Daisuke Ito. With Raizo Ichikawa, Manami Fuji, Keiko Awaji.  Print courtesy of The Japan Foundation with permission from Kadokawa Pictures.

In Scar Yosaburo, a band of yakuza ruffians mutilate the face of an actor after he is caught with the gang boss’s mistress. A misty, moonlit tale from the Kabuki repertoire and a stirring classic of the most artful category of samurai films, zankoku jidai-geki ("cruel historicals").


© Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.

Part of the Monthly Classic Series:
The Double Edged Sword:
The Chambara Films of Shintaro Katsu & Raizo Ichikawa


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