Fighting Elegy
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Fighting Elegy
In this sharp satire from acclaimed Japanese director Seijun Suzuki, Hideki Takahashi plays Kiroku, a middle-school student who finds himself troubled by an obsessive lust for the virginal Michiko (Junko Asano), the daughter of the family with whom he boards. But Kiroku soon discovers the perfect solution to thoughts of sex -- violence. One of Kiroku's schoolmates coaches him in the manly art of self-defense, and soon he joins a gang, eagerly fighting whenever the opportunity presents itself. Michiko is troubled by Kiroku's sudden embrace of his brutal side and tries to teach him to… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cool but superficial and disjointed."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"must have read as a work from the heart in 1966, and it still does today"
‑ Jake Euker,
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