The Sun's Burial (Taiyo no hakaba) (Tomb of the Sun)
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The Sun's Burial (Taiyo no hakaba) (Tomb of the Sun)
The epidemic of juvenile delinquency in the mean streets of a Tokyo slum is depicted in this sordid story of sex and violence. The group is dwindled by suicide, murder, gang warfare and accidents as they engage in arson and gunplay. Plagued by drug and alcohol problems, the members of the gang head down the dead-end street to oblivion, despair and certain death. The film attempts at the beginning to give some semblance of a stance on morality before the depraved characters begin the inevitable downward spiral. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Oshima offers an unsettling portrait of an amoral and ruined postwar Japan."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The sun is the crimson one in the imperial flag, given a scalding funeral in Nagisa Oshima's implacable view of postwar scavenging"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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