About the film
If You Were Young : Rage
Release Date: May 27, 1970
|Production Companies||:||Bungakuza, Shinsei Film Company|
|Producers||:||Saburo Muto, Seishi Matsumaru, Norio Sonoda|
|Writers||:||Kinji Fukasaku, Takehiro Nakajima, Koji Matsumoto|
If You Were Young: Rage highlights the other side of post-war Japanese prosperity, focusing on the throngs of young people who missed out on the boom. We follow a group of young men that can't seem to get ahead, despite their willingness to try. Then one hits upon a plane - to work together to save for a dump truck and thus become independent contractors and be their own bosses at last. Ultimately life presents obstacles: jail for one, violence at the hands of the police for another and a girlfriend and subsequent children for the third. An early Kinji Fukasaku gem that imports the freewheeling style of the French New Wave and the hip detachment of American noir.