The Man from the East (1961)

Genres - Action, Crime  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In this drama, a youthful bard is beaten by a bunch of brutes. He does not fight back. He is later moves into a ghetto flat with a helpful poet. They soon find themselves victimized by gangsters who want to raze the slums and put in more lucrative businesses. In desperation, the slum residents look to the minstrel, but he, a former prizefighter who killed his best friend in the ring, still refuses until he finds that the gangsters have murdered the poet. Then he joins the fight.

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attack, conflict, family-member, fighter, friendship, gangster, help, inhabitant, killing, minstrel, music, physical-abuse, poet, prizefighter, revenge, ring [jewelry], slums, territory, thug