|Big Time Gambling Boss|
Bakuchi-uchi: socho tobaku
Director: Kôsaku Yamashita
Cast: Sumiko Fuji, Nobuo Kaneko, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shin'ichirô Mikami
The oyabun (yakuza capo) of the clan controlling gambling in the Tokyo district dies suddenly and his followers have to decide who will take his place. The mafiosos choose the honest and loyal Nakai, but he refuses the offer alleging that he’s not a direct disciple of the dead oyabun, and suggesting that they choose the next person in the line of succession, Matsuda, who’s currently doing time in prison.
One of the best Yakuza films ever filmed.
1968 Color Anamorphic Widescreen 95 Min.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.