Directed by Seijun Suzuki • 1963 • Japan
Starring Jo Shishido, Reiko Sasamori, Tamio Kawachi
This ultrastylish, rapid-fire yakuza thriller plays almost like an anarchic parody of the genre. Cult icon Jo Shishido stars as a detective tasked with tracking down a consignment of stolen firearms—an investigation that draws him into a violent grudge match between two rival gangs. Eye-popping colors, wild comedy, and even a musical number—this is director Seijun Suzuki at his loosest, goofiest, and and most playful.