Kurutta Kajitsu (crazed Fruit)
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Kurutta Kajitsu (crazed Fruit)
In this powerful drama with comic undertones from Japan, a lazy summer by the beach develops a sinister undercurrent when two brothers' (Masahiko Tsugawa and Yujiro Ishihara) hedonistic pursuits of alcohol and gambling are interrupted by the arrival of a beautiful young woman, Eri (Mie Kitahara). The younger brother quickly becomes infatuated with the girl, but the older brother also develops an attraction to her, and becomes determined to take her away -- even after learning she's already married. Controversial upon initial release for its portrayal of delinquent Japanese youth,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The deep hurt and despair of the climactic passage, set against a milieu of unrelenting leisure, sun, and affluence, is still stunning."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"Captures a mood convincingly -- and, in cinematic terms, appropriately -- and it plugged into a cultural zeitgeist that bore it up and away."
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"A delicious treat."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Without a doubt, Crazed Fruit is a lost masterpiece of early Japanese filmmaking."
‑ Bill Gibron, DVDTalk.com
"Crazed Fruit was like nothing anyone in Japan had seen before, at least from one their own. If the film doesn't seem quite so groundbreaking today, it is only because its style and themes have been driven into the ground by countless others."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"A troubled-youth movie that doesn't waste too much time trying to shock."
‑ Chris Barsanti, Slant Magazine
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