About the film
Love and Death at Fuji Speedway
Release Date: December 27, 1972
|Production Companies||:||Nikkatsu Corporation|
|Writers||:||Tōru Murakawa, Kazuhiko Furuya|
The movie was inspired by real life test driver Yukio Fukuzawa, who on 12 February 1969 lost control of his Toyota 7 at Fuji Speedway near Nakahinata, Japan and fatally smashed into a signpost. In the movie Kei Kiyama’s pop singer character meets Tôru Minegishi’s doomed racer when he happens along as she’s throwing her own records into the sea. From there things get even cheerier.