About the film
rock 'n' roll union
A Flame at the Pier
Release Date: September 30, 1962
|Production Companies||:||Shochiku Co., Ltd.|
|Producers||:||Shigeru Wakatsuki, Masao Shirai|
|Writers||:||Masahiro Shinoda, Shūji Terayama, Ichirô Mizunuma|
Takashi Fujiki stars as a rebel in this drama about life on the Yokohama waterfront by New Wave director Masahiro Shinoda. The rebel works as an errand boy for a shipping company and vents his frustrations by plucking on the guitar. His interpretations of popular trends in music are sometimes right-on, and sometimes not exactly. Bereft of his guitar, the rebel's modes of expression are not as effective in generating interest as the Yokohama docks themselves, a fascinating world in their own right.