Kurutta Kajitsu (crazed Fruit)
Kurutta Kajitsu (crazed Fruit) (1956)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 12, 1956
DVD Release Date: June 28, 2005
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The deep hurt and despair of the climactic passage, set against a milieu of unrelenting leisure, sun, and affluence, is still stunning.

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Jake Euker

Captures a mood convincingly -- and, in cinematic terms, appropriately -- and it plugged into a cultural zeitgeist that bore it up and away.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A delicious treat.

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Bill Gibron

Without a doubt, Crazed Fruit is a lost masterpiece of early Japanese filmmaking.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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.

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Chris Barsanti
Slant Magazine

A troubled-youth movie that doesn't waste too much time trying to shock.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
This Film is from The Criterion Collection. Black & White, Its about a young shy basically Virgin Teen who meets and falls head over heels for a 20 year… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Crazed Fruit" starts with brothers Natsuhisa(Yujiro Ishihara) and Haruji(Masahiko Tsugawa) going to the beach for a day of water… More