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From the opening credits swooning to a slack-key guitar, this must have really been something in its day.
This story, a tad homoerotic and (unbeknownst) told in flashback, may be cliché but the details were new to Japanese audiences (water-skiing!
In the boat there is a young man, a product of the society, if you will, enlightened by older generations.
This is a story of two young brothers in post-war Japan. The younger one, Haruji, is emotional and vulnerable, and the older one, Natsuhisa, is a "real man", forceful and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by vs
The finale of ‘Crazed Fruit’ took me for a loop. I can honestly say, I did not see that coming at all, and yet when it was all over it really felt appropriate (not the actions,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andrew Ellington
Yes this is a boring black and white film about Japanese teenagers. They flirt, they ride around in boats, they party and listen to music. Yawn. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Steven R. Severance
Crazed Fruit is one of the best known "Taiyozoku" or "Sun Tribe" films of postwar Japan; when youth were being Westernized to an unprecedented extent and engaging in all kinds of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by C.J. Hustwick
Based on a novel by the current Governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara, and starring the governor's younger brother, Yujiro Ishihara, "Crazed Fruit" can easily rival any... Read morePublished on April 21, 2009 by Eileen Goh
Crazed Fruit may have been something to see in 1956, but today, viewing it reveals a poorly done film, bad actors, terrible script and maybe even worse English translations. Read morePublished on April 4, 2009 by ~~ R I Z Z O ~~
Arguably, all Japanese film has been about the struggles between modernism and traditionalism in Japanese culture, an ambivalent struggle which subsists to this day and is a huge... Read morePublished on October 14, 2008 by PolarisDiB
It's hardly original to portray a callous young generation that has rejected all tradition and lives in violent hedonism without any moral compass. Read morePublished on March 15, 2008 by Angry Mofo
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