• Japan
  • 1960
  • 65 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 2.20:1
  • Japanese
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Koreyoshi Kurahara’s ingeniously plotted, pocket-size noir concerns the intertwined fates of a desperate bank manager, blackmailed for book-cooking, and his resentful but timid underling, passed over for a promotion. The marvelously moody Intimidation (Aru kyouhaku) is an elegantly stripped-down and carefully paced crime drama.

Cast

Kyosuke TakitaNobuo Kaneko
UmehaMari Shiraki
Matakichi NakaikeAkira Nishimura
Shinji KumakiKojiro Kusanagi
OnoZenji Yamada
NozakiJun Hamamura
KumikoYoko Kozono

Credits

DirectorKoreyoshi Kurahara
ProducerRyoji Motegi
Original storyKyo Takigawa
ScreenplayOsamu Kawase
CinematographyYoshihiro Yamazaki
Production designKazuhiko Chiba
EditingAkira Suzuki
MusicMasaru Sato

Press Notes

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