Synopsis by Robert Firsching
This grim early crime film from future-great Seijun Suzuki is a matter-of-fact tale about an aging office-worker who gets duped into taking part in a drug-running operation. Distraught, the old man kills the Yakuza kingpin, burns down his offices, and commits suicide. It's not a very pleasant story, but it's powerfully told by Suzuki in a cinema-verite style and fairly well played by Hiroyuki Nagato and Kazuko Yoshiyuki.
drugs, fire, gangster, murder, office-worker, suicide