Kanto Wanderer (1963)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Japanese auteur Seijin Suzuki directs yakuza icon Akira Kobayashi in this typically stylish tale of a feared bodyguard caught in the middle of a deadly battle between two powerful crime bosses. Katsuta (Kobayashi) works for Izu, and when overly-ambitious rival boss Yoshida makes a desperate power play, Katsuta is obligated by oath and honor to defend his boss to the death. Though his mission is clear, the sudden appearance of a seductive femme fatale from Katsuda's past finds his lust threatening to overtake his loyalty.

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bodyguard, boss [employer], debt, prostitute/prostitution, gambling