Film

The Walls of Abashiri Prison (pt. 3): Longing for Home
FILM

The Walls of Abashiri Prison (pt. 3): Longing for Home

網走番外地 望郷編 (Abashiri Bangaichi Bokyo-hen)
International Premiere!
Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Walls of Abashiri Prison (Pt. 3): Longing for Home © 1965 Toei Co., Ltd.



1965, 89 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Teruo Ishii. With Ken Takakura, Hiroko Sakuramachi, Naoki Sugiura, Kunie Tanaka.

Forty-six years after its Japanese release, the most outstanding episode of the Abashiri series standing firmly on its own, is out in the world, and will have no issue attracting the uninitiated. Upon returning to his hometown of Nagasaki, recently released prisoner Shinichi Tachibana (Ken Takakura) wants to become a better man but must go back to his old gangster ways and former clan, the Asahi, in order to pay back a past debt. Trouble brews when the rival gang that was responsible for sending him to prison learns of his return. Left with no alternative, Tachibana decides to take them on.

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